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 - In a Re\. the m- STARTING FIRES L'. A. Business...
In a Re\. the m- STARTING FIRES L'. A. Business Men Face- Arson and Praud Charges B. ably morn- dinner 8 by sermon testimony. avenue at First LOS ANGELES. Aug. 7.--(By' The Associated Press.) --Accused of -having- formed s. $3,000,000 -. arson ring,-five business, men w-ere arrested here -Friday charged' with, arson and defrauding an insurance insurance company. In · addition the quintet will be charged with conspiracy, conspiracy, .District - Attorney ' Asa Keyea. announced,- following- the arrests. · · The men under -arrest *re: Ben Rossow, proprietor of a cloak ' and suit company which burned June 25 with a loss estimated estimated at $40,000; H. Meyers, head, of a furniture company which burned July 2 with a loes of $110,500- $110,500- Max-Rachoff and H. Levlton/ owners of a millinery company and- Fred Kaplan, an accountant. The investigation on which the- complaints were based .-was made by P. T. Wolfe o f - t h e fire investi- ·atlon bureau who -reported that^ that^ delicate electrical- device -was used to bring about -the combustion combustion which made- dotection difficult difficult ' ' ' "The fires were planned by members of the ring and occurred in" rapid succession. We -know the methods used in · starting: tne fires which are so- diabolically ingenious ingenious that it would-be against public policy to describe them In the press.-· I can only say that when the automatic telephone bell was made- to ring a certain -length o f - t i m e the-Incendiary mechanism was started,"- Wolfs declaied. Two large' fires - scheduled for last'.week, one here and one In. Long-Beach were prevented by the action of Wolfe and District Attorneys Attorneys investigating it, they assert. assert. . -oo-

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 07 Aug 1926, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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