CRIME: Bronx Boy

Before Arthur ("Dutch Shultz") Flegenheimer went on trial last week at Syracuse, N. Y. for evading $92,103.34 in income taxes on $481,637.35 made in 1929-31 from "various unlawful business enterprises and rackets," he volunteered to reporters a partial biography. He is 33, was born in Manhattan's Yorkville, quit grammar school after the sixth grade, became a printer and pressman, then a roofer, a trade he abandoned when he was 17. Here the onetime master of The Bronx beerage, reputed boss of the policy game racket and the last of the great Prohibition...

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