The Biggest Liquor Violators

Federal prosecutors compiled a list of the biggest liquor violators in order to decide who to present to the grand jury. Abe & Sol Cohn operated a grocery store where they sold whiskey under the table. Otto Durre was a “former” saloonkeeper and wholesale liquor dealer who relied on Charles Thompson for his supply of liquor. The government noted that Otto had a direct channel to both the chief and mayor.