The Press: No Capone?

In Chicago last week Joseph M. Lansinger, publisher of College Humor and Real Detective Tales, announced that the June number of the latter magazine would present documented proof of this story:

That Scarface Al Capone was "rubbed out" by gangsters two years ago; that his halfbrother, Giacomo Calabrese, was then scarred by a plastic surgeon to resemble the dead chieftain and that Calabrese has since impersonated Capone as a figurehead for Gangster Johnny Torrio who really rules the underworld; that it was Calabrese who was arrested and jailed in Philadelphia in 1929; that not...

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