Friends and Family #38

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Gross Goes Free

New York -- His face wreathed in a broad smile, Harry Gross walks forth a free man today after serving four years as the mastermind of Brooklyn's $20,000,000 gambling empire. In tears, the one time bookie kingpin promised Kings County Judge Samuel Liebowitz to "live a clean and decent life." He is shown with attorney Michael Kern at federal court to plead for time to pay off a $2,500 income tax fine. He said he was broke. (1955)


ArnoldtheAuk said...

Tom, Thanks for the amazing photo! I just found the half with Mike Kern -- my grandfather -- in my mother's papers. (The photo was hidden in a frame behind another one throughout my childhood. Defending gambling kingpins was not looked upon that favorably in my home.) I always wondered what Harry Gross looked like. Now I know. said...

Just found out all of this recently after asking my dad who is the nephew of Mike Kern (my grandfather Louis Kern was Michael's older brother)and there's more would like to connect with Arnoldtheauk since we are related