Max Rothman arrested with Mickey Cohen.

Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on 11/02/1948, page 12.

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Max Rothman arrested with Mickey Cohen. - Mickey Cohen Arrested By L. A. Police Los...
Mickey Cohen Arrested By L. A. Police Los Angeles, Nov. 2 (U.R) Mickey Cohen and five henchmen were free- free- on bail today after being arrested arrested in what the dapper little racket-bossing racket-bossing racket-bossing haberdasher called "the worst double cross I ever got." The police gangster squad made the arrests last night. Charged with attempted bribery were Cohen, Cohen, Jimmy Regace, 34; Sol Davis, Davis, 42; James Rist, 35, and Dave Ogul, 30. Max Rothman, 39, was booked on a narcotics charge, but officers said he, too, was in on the attempted bribe. Officers said card-player card-player card-player William Petroff was given $250 to "forget" a beating he received August 30, allegedly from Cohen lieutenants. Petroff first said he had been in a drunken brawl, but later said he had been beaten by three men. Still later he admitted Cohen threatened threatened and tried to bribe him to deny he had been kidnaped, Lt. William Burns said. Cohen, 35, was furious at the arrests. "I went and picked up this witness witness myself," he said, "and brought him to Burns' office myself. Burns thanked me when I turned him in. "It's a crime against humanity," he added. "They must be doing this for publicity." The suspects were bailed out shortly after being locked up. Roth-man's Roth-man's Roth-man's bail was set at $2500, the others at $5000 each. All the suspects but Rist were arrested at Cohen's exclusive Sunset Sunset Strip haberdashery, where the gambling boss survived a gang shooting that killed one of his associates associates a few months ago. Officers at Central jail said Cohen Cohen was carrying $3011.20 in his custom-tailored custom-tailored custom-tailored slacks, while Rothman Rothman toted $4113.39.

Clipped from Santa Cruz Sentinel02 Nov 1948, TuePage 12

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California)02 Nov 1948, TuePage 12
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