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racketering george - j |p BllJC Ribbon Wall Scored Committee Report...
j |p BllJC Ribbon Wall Scored Committee Report j un e a.--county John C. Wall and jtfb , e Tony ^^ the ]atter Cotmellsville, toM George Betters, colored numbers racketeer o£ nellsville, "sometime in the fall ^1938" that District Attorney Reilly had instructed him j (Wall) to notify Betters to turn his "business" in to Samonas or get out of the business, the county-appointed Blue °n Committee's report to the had was being to witnesses report court en bane quoted Betters testifying before it. Wall advised Reilly he would ( not carry the message to Belters unless he was allowed to use (Reilly's) name but the prosecutor refused, it was contended. Roberts, the committee report illeged, cdi-roborated the testi- ; mony of Betters. When "Wall testified, atter given permission to consult his attorney, he denied Reilly had him such instructions but insisted he told Betters that story in attempt to get "certain information" from him while conducting an investigation of his own into rumors that he was in some connected with the "numbers et. j The district attorney was questioned by the committee concerning a published interview wherein he js reported to .have said prominent member of the bar advised grand jurors as to .their action in respect to' certain matters submitted or to be submitted to them. The prosecutor refused to cooperate, it is charged. Wall advised the "Blue Ribbon- ers".he had visited various ·in the 'county in the early part April, 1939, and told them to rid of their slot machines or arrests would follow and about week later returned to ."infer" there would be nothing .wrong with leaving the slot machines far as he was concerned unless received" positive directions from the district attorney to make arrests. " " .. The report said: "Since Wall declares, on oath, that his statement to Betters false, comment "on his credibility and usefulness as a county ploye in the county detective's office is needless."

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  1. The Daily Courier,
  2. 05 Jun 1939, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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