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to make political connections in Miami; that Capone told him he had given money to local politicians and had said "show me the next Sheriff of Dade County and I will back him" and that Capone made a donation of $1,000 to the Miami Community Chest which they refused to accept.

There are attached as Exhibit No. 109 and 109-A, statements of James D. Stanton. He testified that he was employed as telegraph operator on a private wire in gambling establishments in Cicero, from 1925 to 1928 at 4818 West 22nd Street; Western Hotel; 4835 West 22nd Street; 4738 W. 22nd Street known as the Hawthorn Smoke Shop; the Subway and the Ship; that Fred Ries was cashier, Frankie Pope and Pete Penovich were managers; that Al Capone, Jack Guzik, Ralph Capone, Frank Nitto and Louie La Cava would come into the private office and he would give them information regarding the bets which were being placed over the wire from various cities throughout the country and that Mops Volpe and Charlie Fischetti usually accompanied Al Capone on his visits to the office.

There is attached as Exhibit No. 110 a sworn statement of Joseph H. Funk dated October 15, 1930. He states that he was employed as telegraph operator on a private wire in gambling establishments at Cicero from 1924 to 1928 of which Fred Ries was cashier and Peter Penovich and Frank Pope managers, known as The Ship, Hawthorn Smoke Shop and The Subway; that come of his bosses were Al Capone, Ralph Capone and Bottles Capone; that on various occasions when he was handing daily reports to Ries, he would see Al Capone in the private office and that Jack Guzik would come into the private wire office and request full information with reference to reports that he would be receiving over the telegraph wire.

There is submitted herewith as Exhibit No. 111, a sworn statement of Fred Girton dated May 29, 1931, editor of a weekly newspaper, published at Miami, Florida. Mr. Girton testified regarding the lavish mode of living by Al Capone at his Miami Beach home, He said that he had known the defendant real well since 1928, had been entertained at his home about thirty times; that he regularly had about fifteen to twenty persons at his home for meals; that he frequently had large parties for dinner averaging from forty to sixty persons; that he had a gold dinner service; that Capone told him it cost him about $1,000.00 per week for food; that he had a chef whom he had brought from Colosimo's Restaurant in Chicago; that he had a Cunningham sixteen cylinder Cadillac and two other autos and that he with several others, has

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