The Chicago Syndicate: On This Day in Crime History in 1939

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

On This Day in Crime History in 1939

After being convicted of violating federal anti-trust laws, in the rabbit-skin fur industry, in New York, in 1936, the leader of "Murder, Incorporated", Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, disappeared.

After an extensive man-hunt over the next few years, he finally gave himself up to columnist Walter Winchell. Winchell then turned him over to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, in front of a Manhattan Hotel.

It was later revealed that Buchalter had been hiding in New York City during his entire time as a fugitive.

Murder Inc.: The Story of The Syndicate Killing Machine


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