Charlie Wall was an infamous gangster based out of Tampa of the 1930s and 1940s. He dabbled in all the usual rackets – gambling, prostitution, numbers, etc. What made him truly infamous was when he was called to testify before a federal committee investigating organized crime in 1950. He held nothing back, detailing decades worth of crimes and underworld secrets. That would seem to have been a bad career move, as he was murdered five years later in a particularly gruesome manner.
Deborah Frethem in her book “Haunted Tampa” says that the ghost of Charlie Wall is known to appear in a couple of places around Tampa, but he is most often seen on the steps of the Old Federal Courthouse. The building dates back to the early 20th century, and is currently being remodeled to become a Le Meridien hotel.
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- 674 Florida Ave
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- 27.950109641791244, -82.45753222707208
- Hillsborough County, Florida
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