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"of cashier's checks which I handed to Bobbie. I bought the cashier's checks at the Pinkert Bank and when Bobbie came to get the surplus money for the syndicate, I gave him cashier's checks. These cashier's checks were purchased by me under assumed names and they were made payable to J. C. Dunbar, A. C. Dunbar and J. C. Chick. On some occasions I turned over the cashier's checks to Pete Penovich but most of the time I handed them to Bobbie. I understood that the persons in the syndicate which took over the business from Jimmie Mundi were Jack Guzik, Al Brown, who is also known as Al Capone, Ralph Brown, who is also known as Ralph Capone, and Frank Nitto. After the gambling business was taken over by this syndicate the members did not come to the gambling houses very often while I was on duty. I left the place each day shortly after the horse races were over and was not on duty in the evenings. After the time that Jack Guzik instructed me to turn over the profits to Bobbie I do not remember seeing Guzik out there any more than about two times. I saw Al Brown at the gambling houses where I was employed about two times after the syndicate took over the business, Frank Nitto about two times, and Ralph Brown was around once or twice a week. I later learned that Al Brown is known as Al Capone and that Ralph Brown is Ralph Capone.

"The part of the gambling home where I was on duty during the races was not near the office and I had no opportunity to observe all the persons who entered the office. On the occasions when Al Brown came to the gambling houses operated by the syndicate, he was usually accompanied by Mops Volpe. Al Capone's younger brother, known as Bottles, was employed in the gambling houses as Floor man and I think was paid $25.00 per day while business was good. On some occasions we would have from 300 to 500 persons in the gambling houses making bets,etc., and we would have from 20 to 40 persons employed. When the crowd was too large to be accommodated in the Subway we took care of the overflow by conducting business in The Radio but this was only necessary on a few occasions for one or two days a week. We conducted business in The Ship, under the ownership of the syndicate, during part of 1927, but the syndicate did not operate there after the day of the Dempsey-Tunney Fight which I think was in September of 1927. The syndicate also conducted business at Lauderbach's, 12th Street and 48th Court Cicero; a garage on 25th or 26th Street, at the corner of 50th Avenue, Cicero. These places were not operated simultaneously except when we operated The Radio to take care of the overflow. Pete Penovich continued as manager of these places for the syndicate until Frank Ryan succeeded him. After Ryan took the position as manager I did not have charge of the money but continued to work there taking bets on the horse races.

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