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Crime History: Mob boss taken down in Chophouse Massacre

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On this day, Oct. 23, in 1935, Dutch Schultz and four of his mob associates were gunned down at a Newark, N.J., restaurant in what became known as the Chophouse Massacre. Schultz, who had sought to assassinate special prosecutor Thomas E. Deway, was killed by New York's top mobsters because they feared the wrath of law enforcement officials if Schultz succeeded. Schultz, 33, managed to stay...

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