Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine "Fake Rabbis" #usa #general

Renée K. Carl

Hi Carl
My CARL family in St. Louis operated a bottle recycling business prior to Prohibition, and then ran booze during and after Prohibition - the "after" had to do with avoiding bottle tax. They had LERNER relatives in Boston who were also "bottle recyclers," though I do not know the extent of the Boston family's involvement. I have not seen my family use the sacramental wine clause in their court defense, though I don't think sacramental applied to gin!
Feel free to contact me directly for more details
Renee Carl
Washington DC

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