Page:Summary Report of Al Capone for the Bureau of Internal Revenue.djvu/9

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"the monthly sheets in this book correctly reflect the net profits or net losses of this business conducted at various places mentioned above during the periods referred to. The profit or surplus cash was not distributed by me. I worked on a salary and did not, at any time, receive any percentage of the profits except a small percentage I got on a pan game. During the summer of 1925, the business conducted a book on the horse races at the Hawthorn Race Track, and I assisted Frank Pope on that book at the Hawthorn track for two days. The profits from the book conducted at the race track in 1924 are reflected in the book record which was kept, but the profits from the betting at the Hawthorn Race Track in 1925 are not reflected in the book record which I kept. Frank Pope kept track of the profits or losses resulting from the race track book conducted at the Hawthorn track in 1925.

"I have been shown a sheet in the cloth bound book which I kept, which sheet is marked 'Expenses June 1925'. This sheet is in my writing and indicates that the monthly overhead for salaries, rent, lights, telephone, wire rent, shills, cigar clerks, floor and outside men and similar expenses of all departments of the business amounted to $24,622 for that month. The expenses for each department or branch of the business were deducted daily from the gross receipts of each department or branch of the business, and the daily entry which I made in the book record is the net profit or net loss of each department or branch of the business. Mr. Ben Pope was also employed by this business. I was sick from February 26 to March 4, 1926, and he made the daily entries in the book record during that period. Mr. Pete Penovich discontinued his connection with the business a few months before the business was closed, and after Penovich left Frank Pope was the manager of the business. Mr. Frank Pope was assisted by his brother, Ben Pope, and by myself. Assistant State's Attorney W. H. McSwiggen was killed in the spring of 1926, and shortly after that I was informed by Frank Pope that the gambling business would have to be closed (April 26, 1926).

"During the period I was employed by this gambling business, many bets were made by wire with book-makers in various cities. If our establishment lost we would send a check to the out of town book-maker, and if we would win we would receive a check from the out of town book-maker. Many of the checks which we received were deposited to the credit

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