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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The price of turning

In June of 1930 Leo Noto and some others kidnapped the son of a wealthy Brooklyn baker. The boy was released after the baker paid $7,000 and promised the remaining balance. After he got his son back the baker went to the police and a trap was set for the kidnappers when they came to collect the $3000. Six of them, including Noto, were apprehended.

Noto agreed to testify against the rest of his gang and was released on a $25,000 bail. Remnants of the gang decided it would be in their favor if the turn coat didn't make it into the courtroom. On this date back in 1931 they made it so. Noto had just left his house and was crossing a vacant lot when a sedan pulled up. Two shot guns were discharged and Noto was no more.

4 comments:

John D. said...

I guess poor Leo didn't know that stool pigeons were on the endangered species list.

Pat Downey said...

Maybe he considered himself more of a canary.

MadSam said...

No witness no case...

Pat Downey said...

= No Leo