Sport: Hockey's Dirty Linen

The neighbors, who used to watch dapper little James ("Occo") Tamer mowing his front lawn, didn't suspect that he was an ex-gunman and bank robber. The Detroit police knew. What's more, they had a pretty good idea that velvet-voiced little Jimmy (out of prison on parole) was Detroit's public enemy No.1—resident boss of the city's dope smugglers, policy operators, syndicate thieves (specializing in furs and jewelry) and bookmaking ring. He wasn't the kind of man who could do it all on his own: he was, the police were convinced, Racket King Frank Costello's man-in-charge in Detroit. The police tapped Tamer's...

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