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The Mafia court : corruption in Chicago

Author: John R Hughes
Publisher: Walterville, OR : Trine Day, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"With the passing of the Volstead Act in 1920, the U.S. Congress opened the floodgates on a tidal wave of organized crime and corruption unprecedented in the long history of law-breaking. Through intimidation and outright mahyem, the Mob operated with near-total impunity throughout the 1920s and early '30s. Countless murders and other crimes were never prosecuted or were thrown out of court through the corruption  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hughes, John R., 1928-
Mafia court.
(OCoLC)840465296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Hughes
ISBN: 9781937584528 1937584526
OCLC Number: 879647883
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CoverImage; Title page; Copyright page; Quotes; Dedication; Table of Contents; Prologue; The Pioneers; The Bosses; Soldiers of the Mob; Culture of Corruption in Chicago; Operations Greylord and Gambat; Operation Family Secrets; Epilogue; Bibliography; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Dr. John Russell Hughes.

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"With the passing of the Volstead Act in 1920, the U.S. Congress opened the floodgates on a tidal wave of organized crime and corruption unprecedented in the long history of law-breaking. Through intimidation and outright mahyem, the Mob operated with near-total impunity throughout the 1920s and early '30s. Countless murders and other crimes were never prosecuted or were thrown out of court through the corruption and pay-offs endemic in Chicago and its notorious suburb of Cicero. After the repeal of Prohibition, the families who took over crime in Chicago have continued to wield an insidious control over the legal and political machinations of the Windy City up to the present day. John Hughes chronicles the history of this violent and colorful collection of psychopaths, from Al Capone to Sam Giancana and on to the modern, more corporate, but just as powerful bosses of Chicago's Mob."--Page 4 of cover.

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