Who is the most famous prisoner at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion? Controversial baseball star Pete Rose tops our list. Rose spent five months at USP Marion after pleading guilty to two charges of filing false income tax returns in 1990. Rose also had to pay $366,041 in back taxes and complete 1,000 hours of community service for his crimes.
Gambino crime boss John Gotti also spent time at USP Marion. Gotti was sent to the federal penitentiary after being found guilty of five counts of murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion. Gotti spent most of his time at USP Marion in solitary confinement. He was sent to United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
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John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was an American mobster who became the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming ...more
Age: Died at 62 (1940-2002)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles, and outs. He ...more
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Baseball player
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El Sayyid Nosair is an Egyptian-born American citizen, convicted of involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was also tried for, but acquitted of, the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane a Jewish religious figure and right-wing Israeli politician on November 5, 1990. In 1994, Nosair was ...more
Birthplace: Port Said, Egypt
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William Daddano, Sr., also known as "William Russo" and "Willie Potatoes," was a top enforcer and loan shark for the Chicago Outfit and a participant in some high-profile robberies. ...more
Age: Died at 63 (1912-1975)
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Walter Bond is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5" shooting guard from the University of Minnesota, Bond was not drafted by an NBA team but did manage to play in 3 NBA seasons. He played for the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. He was also signed by the ...more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Alexander Cooper was an English Baroque miniature painter. ...more
Age: Died at 51 (1609-1660)
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Michael C. Finton, also known as Talib Islam, is an American convert to Islam and a part-time cook who attempted to bomb the Paul Findley Federal Building and the adjacent offices of Congressman Aaron Schock in downtown Springfield, Illinois, on 24 September 2009. He pleaded guilty in federal court ...more
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