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Marco's good-by to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Albert Marco, born Marco Albori, was an Italian bootlegger who was active in Los Angeles during the Prohibition Era in the 1920s. Marco worked closely with Charles H. Crawford, who ran city politics along with Kent Kane Parrot, a powerful attorney involved in city politics. On June 28, 1928 Marco was arrested and put on trial for assault with a deadly weapon when he shot Dominic Conterno and Harry Judson. He was found guilty on two counts and was sentenced to two seven-year terms. He was paroled in 1933 and deported to Italy. He returned to Los Angeles in 1937 hoping to permanently stay in the United States, but he was denied and ordered to return to Italy.
First photograph caption dated April 16, 1929 reads "Photo shows Albert Marco, asserted 'vice baron,' at right, shackled to Deputy Sheriff James E. Foese and being taken from the federal building after losing his last battle to escape serving 2 to 20 years in San Quentin for a cafe shooting. He asked commitment to federal prison on a liquor charge, which would have made him eligible for parole from the state sentence after serving six months in the federal case, but this was refused."; Second photograph caption dated April 22, 1929 reads "Pic of Marco Alberi or Albert Marco, leaving the federal building Monday after losing his last battle before federal judge McCormick. Handcuffed to Deputy Sheriff James E. Foese, Marco snatched off his hat to hide his face when confronted by photographers."
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2112
Marco, Albert
Marco, Albert--Trials, litigation, etc
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department--Officials and employees
Federal Building (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1908-1937)
Gangsters--United States
Police--California--Los Angeles
Organized crime--United States
Crime--California--Los Angeles
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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