The Law Is A Ass #446: The Kingpin Becomes A Night-Mayor

Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

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  1. Tom A. says:

    The Kingpin’s real super-power is his ability to somehow avoid all criminal charges or make them disappear even when it doesn’t make any sense, especially since he’s lost all of his money and connections multiple times.
    There’s plenty of “kingpins” in the real world, but most of the time when the feds cath them, they stay caught and the charges stick, and they either go to prison or into witness protection. You don’t see any crime bosses walking after less than a year and running for mayor. Maybe white collar criminals get the cushy treatment, but the feds usually go hard on the mob.