- Associated Press - Sunday, January 17, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - The estate of “Untouchables” Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company have settled a legal fight over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness.

Documents filed recently in Miami federal court show the lawsuit is over between bank services company Diebold Inc. and the Ness estate. It involved a 50-share Diebold stock certificate that languished for years in the South Florida apartment of Ness’ longtime secretary. When she died, her belongings including the Diebold stock passed to an acquaintance.

A Ness estate attorney had said the stock could now be worth more than $1.1 million because of splits and dividends. The settlement doesn’t disclose any details.

Ness ran North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold from 1944 to 1951. Diebold had claimed it had no record of stock ownership by Ness.

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