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Dutch Schultz in jail...



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December 4, 1934

THE CHENANGO TELEGRAPH, New York, December 4, 1934

* Dutch Schultz - Arthur Flegenheimer - New York bootlegger gangster
* Albany, New York jail photo


This 8 page newspaper has a three column photo with caption: "Schultz Now Clings Fearfully to Law's Skirts" which shows Shultz behind bars with his lawyers conferring nearby (see photos).

Tells of NYC beer baron, Dutch Schultz , being put in Albany NY jail and fearing retaliation from enemy gangsters.

Other news of the day including period advertising. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Dutch Schultz (Born Arthur Flegenheimer), (August 6, 1902 – October 23, 1935) was a New York City-area Jewish-American gangster of the 1920s and 1930s who made his fortune in organized crime-related activities such as bootlegging alcohol and the numbers racket.

At the time of the Martin killing, Schultz was busy fighting a federal tax evasion case; moreover, U.S. Attorney Thomas Dewey had set his sights on convicting Schultz. Schultz was convicted of his charges, which were soon overturned. Schultz's lawyers convinced the judge that their client could not get a fair re-trial in New York City, so the judge moved it to the small town of Malone in rural upstate New York.

Looking to influence potential jurors, Schultz presented himself to the town as a country squire and good citizen. He donated cash to local businesses, gave toys to sick children and performed other such charitable deeds, a strategy which proved successful. In the late summer of 1935, to everyone's surprise, Schultz was acquitted of tax evasion.

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