Look Back: East side mobsters, 1962
Date: 2/24/2012 Album ID: 1421406
Photos by Post-Dispatch staff photographers
East Side mob boss Frank "Buster" Wortman and sidekick Elmer "Dutch" Dowling awaited the verdict with stiff-jawed scowls, just like tough guys should. If they were surprised to hear the word "guilty," they didnít show it. Wortman, Dowling and a third man were found guilty Feb. 26, 1962, of conspiracy to avoid income taxes.