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Otto "Abbadabba" Berman

Known for coining the phrase, "Nothing personal, it is just business."



Abbadabba at age 15

Mug Shot
Otto "Abbadabba" Berman was known for his mathematical skills and became the accountant and advisor for gangster Dutch Schultz. He was killed by gunmen hired by Lucky Luciano at the Palace Chophouse tavern in Newark, N.J. in 1935.

This mug shot was taken when he was 15 and arrested for attempted rape, but found not guilty. The next photo was taken in 1935, months before his death.

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