Hansen: Omaha's Al Capone and the trial that changed the city's history
Tom Dennison's trial in November 1932, ostensibly about bootlegging, became a referendum on the man who had, in essence, ruled Omaha for four decades.
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 2:43 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.
Eighty-one years ago, Omaha's most powerful man took the stand in a trial that changed the course of this city's history.
Tom Dennison, the dapper Irishman who strode to the witness box in November 1932, had for all intents and purposes run Omaha for nearly four decades.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:43 pm.