McLeod to be committed in Lincoln Club extortion case 29May23
MIEODTOBE - IflTTED IN EXTORTION CASE p i hi 1 1. Magistrate Holds Evidence k,; Warrants Trial by Jury ji Formal committal of G. C. McLeod, Mqnor control board official, on (charges of 'extortion, .. and attempted iobtaining' of money by false pre - Itences' - will bo made on Wednesday, (according' to an - announcement made !by Magistrate - Shaw Monday after - fnoon. L Evidence, .for thedefence was sub - tted during the afternoon session !dJ.A. Russell, counsel for McLeod, id C. Fraser and A. R. LaChance (taking? the standi. ( Mr. Fraser told of being Informed 5McLeodlrthat he Intended to prom - (lsa - protection, to the Lincoln Club linorder to f In out whether rumors I of ""protection" being purchased by flqnor offenders were true. i McLeod, said - witness, told him he IhadUaa engagement witb.a colored Imans - and later jrot Into an - auto out - Wdeathe Globe Theatre. f - Onarthe - following Monday witness 'iieard of McLeod's arrest and at once Irecalled the conversation, whereupon (be at. once - got in touch with the ac - Icused. Asked, byClty Prosecutor McKay Iwhether - iMcLeodT' explained how he kboped tobrinjf" about any - good re - teult - by. accepting. money from any - lone - forvprotectlonand whether he lrealizeI .what a eeriousact It was, j witness - said he "figured McLeod (knew more about the business than theEd." i Jl. R.. LaChance, provincial con - jBtabla attached - to the liquor control Iboard, said hehadi made reports to Er. McLeod, as his superior officer, t the beer club situation. He had pointed out that the Un - In Club was one of the worst In jthe city and waa frequented by col - lored men and white girls, and he un - iderstood Mr. McLeod was trying to get evidence, as he believed some (protection was being given. I At the conclusion of the evidence iMr. Russell asked for a dismissal, Icontending that it must be shown ithat there was fear in the mind of ithe person from whom the money was extorted. This, he said, Dobsott had denied, but the court held that a prima facie case had been made out and refused to act as a jury.