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Eddie Rollins, gangster
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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In May, 1931, Leo P. Bergin, head of the Los Angeles Soap Company, died of heart problems after having been involved in gambling with several known gangsters. The same gangsters, members of an association of cleaners and dyers in Los Angeles, including Eddie Rollins and his brother Patrick, then resorted to intimidation, threats and extortion against Bergin's widow to pay his debts. Later in the year, the association felt that White-Way Cleaners was not paying its dues. On December 14, 1931, a night watchman was killed at the White-Way Cleaners. Eight years later, six men were convicted, including the Rollins brothers.
Eddie Rollins was arrested in connection with an extortion plot against Gladys Bergin, widow of soap magnate Leo P. Bergin. Photograph dated September 22, 1931.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 73
Rollins, Eddie
Rollins, Eddie--Trials, litigation, etc
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
Crime--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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