By William J. Helmer
While her husband was once murdered at the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler—wife of 1 of Al Capone's "American Boys"—set out to reveal the Chicago Syndicate. After an try and post her tale used to be squelched by way of the mob, she provided it to the FBI within the improper trust they'd the authority to strike on the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. found 60 years later in FBI records, the manuscript describes the couple's lifestyles at the run, the St. Valentine's Day bloodbath (Gus was once one of many shooters), and different headline crimes of that interval. ready for booklet through mob professional William J. Helmer, Al Capone and His American Boys is a compelling modern account of the heyday of Chicago crime by means of a girl who came across herself married to the mob.
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Most have gone the way of all criminals. Others still flourish, and have yet to reap the reward of all those who live by crime. In some respects this book may appear malicious, but not intentionally. In honesty to myself I have been forced to point out some facts that on the surface might appear to be unnecessary. In any case those facts are related in an effort to further demonstrate the methods of big business in crime. 6 “A Voice f rom t h e Gr av e” 7 I have often alluded to my reactions, believing that in so doing I may more fully reveal to all women, what any women in the same circumstances might feel.
But Egan’s Rats had a different opinion. They believed that since Gus knew where the money was, and had not been a member of the bandit party, that he had taken the satchel. The leaders ordered Gus to report at Jerry’s place, and knowing gangland methods, my husband feared he would not come back. He went to Jerry’s, but he was accompanied by Fred Burke and myself. Burke was a respected member of the St. Louis underworld and acted as spokesman for Gus. He told the gang that Gus had been with him when the robbery was committed at our house.
Gus was an expert driver, and had the advantage of knowing the bumps and curves. For a time the watchers could not tell if Gus was gaining or losing ground, owing to the turns, but most of them felt that Gus would be caught on “Deadman’s Curve,” a dangerous corner just before reaching the main highway. To many anxious eyes it appeared that Gus was slowing down, but a second later I heard the mounting roar of his motor as the police car drew near just before entering the turn. There was an explosion of dust as he went into the curve, and my heart jumped for I thought he had wrecked his car.
Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife by William J. Helmer