Sunday, October 13, 2019

Otto "Abbadabba" Berman

Otto "Abbadabba" Berman (1889 – October 23, 1935), was an American organized crime accountant and advisor to gangster Dutch Schultz. He is known for coining the phrase "Nothing personal, it is just business."

Berman was killed by gunmen hired by the Commission and Louis Buchalter to eliminate Schultz at the Palace Chophouse tavern in Newark, N.J. in 1935.
Buchalter died in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison on March 4, 1944.Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (Feb. 6, 1897 to March 4, 1944) was the head of "Murder, Incorporated" a group formed to carry out murders for the Mafia.