trygirl wrote: gemini wrote:
Liz wrote:Yes, that is exactly how I view it.
I still don't believe Dillinger was a scapegoat. A disposable tool, yes, but certainly not someone the FBI could blame for the entire crime wave or the failing banks. He was simply the victim of arrogance and one ambitious man's hyperbolic spin. Anna Sage was more one than Johnnie. She got condemned for bringing down the country's Robin Hood but her volition was not without coercion. Dillinger got the short end of the stick but that's because he was dealing with bigger criminals than himself. Hoover was just better at it.
I agree with your point that Ana was a scapegoat. ( but I still think Dillnger was a scapegoat for the Mob)
Ana had been worried about her long running deportation proceedings long before she got around to turning Dillinger in. Zarovich's ex wife listed Ana as the other woman in her divorce in the 1920s and Zarkovich had been Ana's protector ever since. He protected her until 1932 when a new governor refused her request for a pardon. Dillinger infers in the PE book that he had paid Zarkovich off for protection and both books hint that he was the one who got him to stay in Ana's apartment. It sounds to me that Zarkovich was far more Dillinger's nemesis than Ana who went along with it for the money and hopes they would help her fight deportation. Funny it worked the opposite and when they didn't help her, her notoriety helped get her deported.
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