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The stories behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
Raymond "Ray Chuck" Bennett was Australia's criminal mastermind. A brazen armed robber and thief; he did the jobs that other criminals considered were beyond them.
Meet Australia's most wanted man for a record 11 years. Russell "Mad Dog" Cox was a man no prison could hold. He escaped from NSW notorious "electronic zoo", the maximum security Katingal jail that politicians had said was escape proof.
Lennie McPherson ruled the Sydney crime scene for three decades. He was a violent and vicious criminal and arguably the worst of the worst. We trace the rise of Lennie McPherson from a street crook in the 1940s to the Mr. Big of organised crime.
Arguably Australia's most feared gangster, Frederick 'Chow' Hayes was a convicted double murderer, sentenced to hang in 1952 for the brazen killing of stand-over man and former boxer, Bobby Lee.
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