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vicious/racist new web video attacking a Democratic congressional candidate in California marks the long-awaited debut in political attack ads of Vincent “Chin” Gigante, Carlo Gambino, Lucky Luciano, and a variety of other Mafia figures and notorious criminals.

In addition to Gigante, Gambino, and Luciano, other wiseguys in the clip are Al Capone; Meyer Lansky; Bugsy Siegel; Abe Reles; ex-Bonanno boss Joseph Massino; and Liborio “Barney” Bellomo, the Genovese gang’s reputed street boss. John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Bonnie & Clyde also get screen time.

Others making Ladd’s cut include “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh; Charles Manson; Obama ghostwriter Bill Ayers; “Tokyo Rose”; author/killer Jack Henry Abbott; Fidel Castro; and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Ladd also made sure to include a booking photo of Anthony “Chopper” Garcia, the California gang member who tattooed on his chest a depiction of a murder he had committed.