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Theodore 'Handsome Jack' Klutas

Theodore "Handsome Jack" Klutas
1900? - January 6, 1934

A former student of the University of Illinois, Klutas led a gang called the "College Kidnappers." Based in Chicago, their specialty was kidnapping members of organized crime rings and holding them for ransom. Klutas was killed by police in Bellwood, Illinois.

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