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Chicago Shakedown: The Ogden Gas Scandal
Contributor(s): Hogan, John F., Maxson, John S. (Foreward By)
ISBN: 1467139513     ISBN-13: 9781467139519
Publisher: History Pr
    OUR PRICE: $21.59  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: July 2018
Annotation: The Ogden Gas Affair represented the biggest political scandal of Chicago's first sixty years. Mayor John P. Hopkins and Democratic Party boss Roger Sullivan conspired with ten other insiders to form a dummy corporation to blackmail Peoples Gas Company. The scam poured money into the coffers of beneficiaries who were never prosecuted, including the governor of Illinois, John P. Altgeld. As their lengthy swindle ran its course, Hopkins and Sullivan rubbed elbows with the most notorious grafters of the robber baron era, including Charles Yerkes and "Big Bill" Thompson. Author John Hogan follows the money in a scheme that became a template for the enrichment of the connected at the expense of the citizenry.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Political corruption; Illinois; Chicago.
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States | State & Local
Dewey: 977
LCCN: 2018936080
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.70 lbs) 140 pages