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Daily Archives: October 8th, 2009


 Scarface Capone

Capone hideout

WAUSAU, Wis. — Chicago mobster Al Capone’s former hideout in northern Wisconsin, complete with guard towers and a stone house with 18-inch-thick walls, was sold for $2.6 million Thursday to the bank that foreclosed on it. 

Chippewa Valley Bank was the only bidder during a five-minute sheriff’s sale in the lobby of the county courthouse in Hayward, Margie Schull of the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department said. About 30 to 40 people watched as Sheriff Jim Meier conducted the auction, Schull said.