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racketeering case - Threeqccuse'd by Belters Post Bond For Adion of...
Threeqccuse'd by Belters Post Bond For Adion of UNIONTOWN, Jan. 31.--Alderman Robert F. Hopwood ordered Steve Samonas, Tony DeCarlo and Duke Davis held' under 51,000 bail bond each for the March criminal term court on charges of conspiracy growing out of allegations before' Judge H. S. Dumbauld by George Betters, Negro numbers' '.'baron" of Connellsville. .·.:.;··:..·'. "' Davis-failed, to appear.lor the hearing and'the alderman said.he have his bond of $1,000 declared forfeited. 7 Betters, related to the alderman virtually, the. same story'he had the court in .his application for a Piirole, charging.Davis and /DeCarlo approached him with a proposal merge .his (Betters') numbers business with that reportedly headed Samonas, agreeing to pay Betters' S'i,500 fine, get him out of jail turn over '.o him 40 per cent of business. Defense counsel questioned Betters at length about notes the Negro he had made after talking with and DeCarlo. Council for both Samonas and DeCarlo moved for the dismissal the charges, petitions the alderman overruled. DeCarlo's attorney then called upon the office of District Attorney James A. Reilly, represented in the case by Assistant County Detective W. R. Minerd, the to make an information naming Betters a party defendant in the soiracy case.

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  1. The Daily Courier,
  2. 31 Jan 1939, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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