March Militaria & Autograph Auction
ROBERT ‘NUDIE’ MIMS BLACK MAFIA FBI WANTED FINGERPRINT CARDS (3)
Lot of three Wanted by FBI fingerprint cards for Robert ‘Nudie’ Mims, Leland S. Browner, and Morris Butler, Jr.
1) ROBERT ‘NUDIE’ MIMS, Black Mafia co-founder and leader, who organized the Black Mafia in Philadelphia in the 1960s-1970s. He also served as a bodyguard for Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam. The poster was issued after Mims’ involvement with the Dubrow’s furniture store robbery on Jan. 4, 1971, which was carried out as a retaliation for the owner’s refusal to pay for protection. The store’s employees were tied up and beaten, one person was fatally shot, and another was doused with gasoline and set on fire. The gang looted the store’s offices and set them on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence. While serving a life sentence at Graterford, Pa., prison, Mims allegedly arranged for drugs and prostitutes to be smuggled in, and held authority as imam of the prison’s 1,800-member Muslim population. In 1995, he was transferred to the Minnesota prison because of his overwhelming control over the black prisoners and organizing criminal activities within and outside of the prison.
2) LELAND S. BROWNER was sought by the FBI in connection with a savings and loan robbery and aggravated assault. Federal warrant issued on July 24, 1975.
3) MORRIS E. BUTLER, JR. was sought by the FBI in connection with a bank robbery and aggravated assault. Federal warrant issued on November 13, 1972.
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