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Capone Gangmen Reign is Broken AP Story Butte, Mont. 1931
that of an was' our the most as to lawyer, separate Its to and character testimonial to family that It ths county, . of read Montana, to of Michael CHICAGO, June 13.—(U.R>— Government attorneys and Investigators declared today that by indicting Scarface Al Caponc and C8 followers on liquor charges, they loaded the proverbial "last which be awaited Interest. foreign presidency blow , h , I In a nau ! warrior straw" upon the back of. the Capone gang and had forever broken Us rclgn of lawlessness. His confidence that Capone's gang was "wrecked" was evidenced "following and Michael Clare, parents, youthful and he of his the In U> up his York, to placer resided death. city a clerk favorite of an congenial, over by United States Attorney George E. Q. Johnson when he ruled that the underworld leader need not post a new bond on the liquor Indictment. Capone last week posted $50,000 ball on charges of evading income lax. Johnson held this was sufficient to cover the new charge also. The Capone gang already Is "practically insolvent," declared Johnson, because of raids and high bonds, and he believes one bond sufficiently protects the government. An Idea of the power which Capone once held was given in the indictments charging that his beer Industry earned upward of $20,000,000 annually for 10 years, dating back to the time when Scarface Al was a "minor hoodlum" and took orders from leaders whom he later "muscled" out of the way In his spectacular and dizzy rise to fame and power. The new charges specify 5,000 separate offenses by the gang. The indictment traces, briefly, the rise of Capone from the days when previous "rules" sent him out on such ignoble errands as buying trucks, to the recent day when he sat in high-backed, bullet-proof "throne," or lolled on his Florida estate with evidence of his millions about him. With the revelations of the inner workings of the Capone gang came one bit of Information that caused .he investigators to smile. other declare, After his because betrayed promised to had Ills France's disapproval "his retain of Capone, they niown to the learned was members of not his 1804, he a well- who union Indeed bless year rcla Ih Is an Cal. this entered Indiana, Inner' council" as "the big shot." His most trusted lieutenants did not call him "Mr. Capone" or "the boss." They called him "Snorkey." That was the name other gangsters used when they called Capone at his Lexington hotel, the government men said. The operatives learned of it by tapping telephone wires. In the same way, they learned the location of many Capone stills, which they later raided They learned, too, of speclflo amounts of money which Capone handled. These amounts, It was dls closed, were the basis for charge: filed last week that Scarface A owed the government more- than $200,000 income tax, never havin paid any. Prosecution of Caponc on the liquor charges will be handled by First Assistant United States Attorney Victor E. La Rue, who recently tried 43 persons on similar charges at Rockfoid and convicted 36 of tn».'n. without tongue." pointed couldn't On a will the "And "watch . the makes speeches turns pends memory youth pacing an He his browed. defeated until He voice, whisper, laborious official sands a vhen janda i<j :helr ,vhom manages Is