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Gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond found not guilty...

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July 15, 1931

CHRONICLE AND NEWS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1931 

* Famous New York City gangster 
* Jack 'Legs' Diamond 
* Acquitted for torture (assault)

This 20 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:  "LEGS' DIAMOND WINS ACQUITTAL" and more (see photos).

Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. Light browning, some margin wear, but otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Jack "Legs" Diamond (July 10, 1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld." In 1930, Diamond's nemesis Dutch Schultz remarked to his own gang, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?" Jack Diamond was not related to Lucchese crime family soldier, Stanley Diamond.

Category: The 20th Century

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