DILLINGER: "DILLINGER MOVES TO FIGHT EXTRADITION"
Authentic, original Santa Fe New Mexican, 8 pp, 17 x 22.75, January 26, 1934. Front page headline: "Dillinger Moves To Fight Extradition", and several sub-heads "OUTLAWS WANTED FOR MURDERS", "Mob Leader and Three Followers Held in Tuscon; Face Many Charges" all on the front page. General age toning, folding creases, and minor edge flaking, otherwise in fine condition. Also included are a copy of the FBI Dillinger Wanted Poster and a copy of the Chicago Coroners Death Report dated four month later.
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster in the Depression-era United States. He operated with a group of men known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire; despite his infamy, it was Dillinger's only homicide charge.
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover developed a more sophisticated Bureau as a weapon against organized crime, using Dillinger and his gang as his campaign platform.
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