Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How a mobster answered courtroom questions before federal RICO laws:

Q:  Do you know Al Capone?
A:  No.
Q:  You don't?
A:  No.
Q:  I show you this picture.  Who is in this picture?
A:  Me and Al Capone.
Q:  You just said you didn't know him.
A:  I met him.  That don't mean I know him.
Q:  What does Mr. Capone do for a living?
A:  He told me he sold ties.

Excerpt from Jimmy Breslin's The Good Rat