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Gangster Dutch Schultz built up a criminal network that included bootlegging, illegal gambling and murder. His biggest enemies were Legs Diamond and the IRS.
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The authorities weren't finished with him yet,
especially New York special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey. He wanted to prosecute Schultz for his illegal policy business but before that could happen Schultz was indicated on federal tax charges in October 1935. Still Schultz blamed Dewey for his legal woes and started to plan to get rid of his nemesis. Allegedly his talk of killing a public figure made some of his fellow gangsters nervous and they ordered a hit on Schultz instead.
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