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Paul Powell's shoebox

The famous shoebox containing $150,000 in cash found in Paul Powell's Springfield hotel room in 1970 was returned to the executors of his estate in June 1975. The box and other items that held $800,000 and records had been kept as grand jury evidence by the Sangamon County state's attorney since their discovery after the former Illinois secretary of state's death in 1970.UPI Telephoto, Chicago Tribune historical photo