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Al "Scarface" Capone in jail for one year...

Item # 700719

August 09, 1929


* Al 'Scarface' Capone - Chicago Beer baron 
*  Serving 1 Year Jail term - Avoids murder for hire 
* Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia transfer
* Best publication to be had (very rare as such)

The front page has a one column heading: "Haul Capone to Penitentiary in Armored Car" (see images) Coverage of Capone's transfer from Holmesburg Prison to the Eastern Penitentiary.
Complete with 36 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