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FRESNO POLICE TRIAL STILL Ofc FRESNO, Dec. 4. (ff) With Emilio Giomftti. one of the government government witnesses still on the stand when tho, trial of the twelve former Fresno police officers, on a charge of conspiring to violate the national prohibition act, reopened in the United States court here today. Giometti waf turned over to the de fense for cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination anrl V E. Simpson of the defense counsel hegan a series of questions, attempting attempting to prove that elaborate prepara tions had been maoo at the liquor resort, which Giometti testified he operated, to "dump" the liquor when officers made rams. FRESNO. Calif., Dec. 4. I1P Giometti testified that former Cap tain of Police. Den A. Wickstrom and former Detective . Sergeant Guy Shoun were the onlv officers whn had ever given him "tips" on raids. "Well, I would give them money wit lithe intention that they should protect me, but we never spnke about such things," he said. Cio-metti Cio-metti Cio-metti also testified there was an agreement between Wickstrom and himself that when Wickstrom passed Giometti's place and tipped his hat, it meant that Giometti was to come and see Wickstrom, Kdward White, former commissioner commissioner of immigration, was a visitor at the offices of Sheriff J. B. Holohan Holohan today. Mr. White now divides his time between San Francisco and his ranch in the Calabassas district. s THE HOME MONTH This month may be well said to be the "home" month of the year. It is the time when the home seems to have a more significant meaning than at other times of the year. Why not have a home of your own to enjoy? We have many that are real homes in every sense of the word. We speak of ourselves as Insurance Insurance Headquarters. We represent represent some of the best insurance insurance companies in the world. We have had wide experience in the field and can guarantee you the best of service in prompt and generous adjustments adjustments in case of loss. You are assured of reliable insurance protection when you deal with us. REALTORS m Paeifle Are. U3-W U3-W U3-W each. Professor Otto Kunitz entertained entertained today with two delightful piano solos. Dr. Hoare, today's speaker, was made a Boy Scout in Australia fifteen fifteen years ago by Gen. Baden-Powell Baden-Powell Baden-Powell Baden-Powell himself, the father of the Boy Scout movement. POLICE GRAFT IS ALLEGED AT FRESNO TRIAL FRESNO, Dec. 4. Emilio Giometti, Giometti, star witness for the government government in the trial of twelve former; Fresno police officers on charges of, conspiracy to violate the national prohibition act, was on the stan for four hours yesterday. He testified that: . 1 Former Captain of Police Ben A. Wickstrom agreed to go into the distilling business with him, saying: "Sure, sure, then we can make from $10,000 to $15,000 a year." 2 Former Acting Chief of Police E. A. Fornes was not paid by himself himself for protection, but the "partnership" "partnership" (Giometti, Carlo Oliveri and Dan Barsetti, proprietors of the Europe bar), paid him. 3 Wickstrom's "every wish" was granted. '

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  1. Santa Cruz Evening News,
  2. 04 Dec 1925, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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