The Mafia Court
Corruption in ChicagoeBook - 2014
"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.
Publisher: Walterville, OR : Trine Day, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 364.106 Hu
Characteristics: 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations