Murder, Inc., Murder Incorporated or Brownsville Boys was the name given by the press for an organized crime group in the 1920s to 1940s that carried out hundreds of murders on behalf of the mob. The name Murder Incorporated was a journalistic invention. Most of the killers were Jewish, Italian and Irish gangsters from the gangs of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York and Ocean Hill. In addition to crime in New York City and acting as enforcers for New York mobster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, they accepted murder contracts from mob bosses all around the United States..
Max (the "Jerk") Golob was indicted with Frank Abbandando for first-degree murder in the slaying of gangster John ("Spider") Murtha on March 3, 1935. With little evidence other than the eyewitness testimony of Murtha's female companion, Golob was permitted to plead guilty to second-degree assault and received a maximum term of five years.
Jack (the "Dandy") Parisi was acquitted of two murders, Teamsters official Morris Diamond in Brooklyn and music-publishing executive Irving Penn, in the Bronx. Penn was killed by mistaken-identity as the intended target, Philip Orlofsky, a Cutters Union official, left his home early to get a shave the day his killers waited for him. Parisi was a fugitive for 10 years until he was captured in Pennsylvania in 1949.Albert Tannenbaum was brought in from Atlanta, where was reportedly living, to testify for the prosecution. One accomplice in the Penn murder, Jacob ("Kuppy") Migden, who provided the erroneous idenfification of Penn, and who was also a fugitive for several years, pled guilty to attempted first-degree assault in the middle of his murder trial, and was sentenced to a term of 5–10 years. Each of Parisi's murder trials ended with an acquittal as the judges directed a verdict of not-guilty due to the lack of corroborating evidence since the chief witnesses for the prosecution were accomplices
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel -- former leader of murder inc who helped form it alongside other mobsters
Vincent Mangano- Boss until the Commission took it over
Louis "Lepke" Buchalter-The boss and labor racketeer
Albert Anastasia-Operating head
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles -- potential witness who was murdered before he could give evidence against other members of Murder Inc
Martin "Bugsy" Goldstein
Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss
Louis Capone - a member of murder Inc who worked under Albert Anastasia and Louis Buchaltar. He was executed alongside with his partner and boss Louis Buchalter in Sing Sing penitentiary
Harry Maione — Leader of Italian faction (Formerly led the Ocean Hill Hooligans before it was assimilated into Murder. Inc)
Irving Nitzberg - Sentenced to death twice, convictions overturned twice.
Vito "Socko" Gurino
Sholem Bernstein - Driver in Joe Rosen murder, testified against Buchalter in murder trial.
Philip Cohen - Indicted in Joe Rosen murder, indictment dropped. Murdered in 1949.
Vinny " Monk " Palmiro - Now running Brownsville boys.