OHIO: Without a Song

As long ago as 1933, Cleveland's County Prosecutor Frank Cullitan tried to prove that Don Campbell, president of the Painters District Council, and his crony John McGee, president of the Laborers District Council, were actually racketeers who used their labor affiliation to screen a series of more or less dignified burglaries. Prosecutor Cullitan did not have much luck. When two plain-clothes men were assigned to follow them, Messrs. Campbell & McGee donned frock coats and silk hats, hired an accordion player, a saxophonist and two cars, had the band play Me and...

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