By Tim Mahoney
Big Tom Brown, 6'5" and 275 kilos, persisted to implement St. Paul's corrupt O'Connor procedure, permitting criminals to stick within the urban so long as they paid off the police officers and devoted no crimes inside fifty miles. yet within the early Nineteen Thirties, the approach broke down: not supported via money skimmed from unlawful booze, gangsters became to robbing banks, and the Barker gang abducted of the admired voters who have been complicit within the liquor exchange. Brown was once the insider who saved the criminals safe—but for hugely political purposes, he used to be by no means convicted of his crimes.
Timothy Mahoney tells this interesting tale, information how the fraud was once exposed, and eventually exposes the corruption of a mystery partnership.
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Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang by Tim Mahoney