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Edna Conterno to testify
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Original photograph has a crease in the upper right corner and a vertical crease the length of the photo to the right of the middle.
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.
Photograph caption dated July 17, 1928 reads "Mrs. Edna Conterno, wife of one of the victims, is to be called as a witness in the trial of Albert Marco, alleged underworld boss, who is charged with shooting two men during a quarrel while Conterno and friends were dining at the Ship Cafe in Venice." She is shown seated wearing a fox fur coat.; Photograph caption dated August 24, 1928 reads "Mrs. Edna Conterno will testify for the prosecution at the second trial of Albert Marco, asserted 'racketeer' charged with shooting her husband, Dominic Conterno, and another man in a cafe row over her. Marco's trial begins today."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2112
Marco, Albert--Trials, litigation, etc
Crime victims' families--California--Los Angeles
Organized crime--California--Los Angeles
Trials--California--Los Angeles
Crime--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Fur coats
Portrait photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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