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Boss Tweed in Pinstripes!

1871


By some estimates, the Democratic boss William M. Tweed’s ring stole $45 million (nearly $1 billion today).














Thomas Nast’s Harper’s Weekly cartoons helped land Tweed in jail. (Tweed once tried to pay Nast off.)


















When Tweed fled to Spain in 1875, he was caught—by officials who recognized him from a Nast cartoon.




















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