Lincoln Club bribery case 28May23

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Lincoln Club bribery case 28May23 - - J DENIES HE ACCEPIED Preliminary Hearing of...
- J DENIES HE ACCEPIED Preliminary Hearing of G. C. Mcleod Case Is Begun G. C. McLcod, supervisor of prose - cutions under the liquor control board, came up for preliminary hear - Ing in police court this morning on - ..U.... ..;.. 1, u lla.J a lutll ui vaiui nun. it io (uicu that McLcod obtained' JiO from Reginald Uodson, of the Lincoln Club, under threat that ha would' accuse Do d son of violation of the Liquor Act. The court was crowded crowded for the hearing. . J. A. KuKsell, for the defence, ob Jectcd to the hearing of the extor - - Hon charge. - He contended that a charge of obtuinlng money by falsa pretences hod been laid first and should be proceeded with, but tha court sustained City Prosecutor. McKay, McKay, whereupon McLcod pleaded not guilty. Reginald Uodson, colored, the star witness In the case, caused considerable considerable amusement by his battle of words with Mr. Russell, when tha latter endeavored to obtain answers to certain questions which the wit. nens believed would have an incriminating incriminating effect. Finally counsel appealed ' to the court, whereupon Magistrate Shaw ruled that an answer need not be given to the question whether the premises of tho Lincoln Club were used for the purposes of gambling or distributing liquor. "I don't think It Is fair to ask that question," said the court. "It simply simply amounta to a fishing excursion to get evidence against this man," and counsel desisted. TOLD OK BEING APPROACHED Dodson, . in his examination in chief, told of being approached by McLeod in connection with the seiz - ure of some liquor, which was taken hy officers of the liquor control board, and which It was understood, was to be the subject of a charge against the witness. McLeod, said witness, remarked that It would probably mean a fina cf 7S, and suggested that Dodson pay $75, when the case would ba dropped. "We don't care to prosecute," Me - Ieod was alleged to have said. "Tha city gets the money, and it don't benefit us any," ; "He said I would have to get a lawyer to defend me," said Dodson, " "and I asked him why I would need a lawyer, if I was guilty. Then - I ; told him he. would have to come back again as I had got no money on me and r would give him 50." Following - a conversation with In - : spector Tuley, witness said he again saw McLeod, when they drove in witness' auto, as he told accused the man who waa going to lend him the (Continued on Page 3) '.Ml BRIBE

Clipped from Vancouver Daily World28 May 1923, MonPage 1

Vancouver Daily World (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)28 May 1923, MonPage 1
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