17 Most Infamous Loan Sharks That Ever Lived

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17 Most Infamous and ruthless loan sharks

Have you ever been so desperate for money that you’re scrounging for change in your junk drawers at home? What about in your couch cushions? Car seats? Your laundry? A lot of the time, you’re not going to find the amount that you’re looking for.

Many incredibly desperate people turn to what they consider to be their last option. When they have nowhere else to go, they look for loan sharks. Legally speaking, loan sharks are people who charge extremely high interest rates with too-good-to-be-true slogans and promises that are nine times out of ten never worth it.

Other examples of loan sharks could be entire countries that want to collect their debt. Normally, though, the small-time sharks will come repo your car or any property you own and call it a day. But for these notorious 17, either you pay them what they’re owed, or they’ll come and take it, either in cash, assets, or your life.

Here is a list of the 17 most infamous loan sharks that made lives a living hell.

17Anthony Salerno

16Anthony Spilotro

15Fiore “FiFi” Buccieri

14Bobby Baccalieri

13Frank “Frankie Cheech” DeCicco

12Frank “Frankie Breeze” Calabrese Sr.

11Gennaro “Jerry Lang” Langella

10John “Johnny Boy” Kiely

9Sam “Mad Sam” Destefano

8Nicholas Calabrese

7Nick “Nicky Cigars” Marangello

6Nicky “Old Man” Licata

5Rex Cunningham and Brian Hoyle

4Richard Moseley

3Salvatore “Sam” Battaglia

2William “Willie Potatoes” Daddano Sr.

1Vincent Dominic “Jimmy” Caci