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Hughie Mulligan

Hughie Mulligan (died 1973) was a New York mobster and bookmaker who headed criminal activities of the "Irish Mob" in Hell's Kitchen during the 1950s. His protégés included Jimmy Burke, an associate of the Lucchese crime family, and his eventual successor Mickey Spillane. The gang that Mulligan controlled was the predecessor of the notorious "The Westies" gang.

Mulligan died of natural causes.

In Literature

The books The Westies and Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront explore Hughie Mulligan's life.

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