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Al Capone in jail for one year...
Item # 694656
May 21, 1929
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, May 21, 1929
* Al 'Scarface' Capone - Chicago Beer baron
* 1 Year Jail term - Avoids murder for hire
* Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsyvania
The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "CAPONE GRANTED SPECIAL FAVORS, RUMOR AT PRISON" (see) Likely only to be found is a Chicago publication. Capone entered the jail the previous week.
Complete with 48 pages, rag edition, great condition.
wikipedia notes: Capone arranged to have himself jailed in Philadelphia for a year to avoid numerous "murder for hire" outfits that were hunting for him. McGurn was gunned down at a bowling alley on the anniversary of the garage slaughter, and two others involved in the killing disappeared.
Moran eventually ran out of resources and fled to Ohio, allowing Capone to return to Chicago, where he quickly found himself in the legal quagmire that effectively removed him from power. It is generally thought that Capone precipitated his own decline with the garage killings. Graphic photos of bodies lying in pools of blood were plastered all over the papers.
Category: The 20th Century