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1 lock, COURT DIRECTS "NOT GUILTY" VERDICTS FOR TWO ON KIDNAP CHARGE Peoria, 111., May 8— VP)— The court today directed verdicts of not gvilty J as to two of the eight • defendants on trial in federal court here on kidnap kidnap and extortion charges and denied denied motions for directed verdicts as to the others. Those acquitted by the court when the gove'rnment failed to introduce any evidence to connect them with either the Fred Defilippi or Adhemar Adhemar Huughe abductions were John Sjcilino. Chicago, and Frank L. Smith, Rock Island. Those still on trial are Frank Pel- bano, alias Joe Scastagna, Joe V»r- salona, alias Joe Bruno, Wesley JE. Pritchett, alias Eddie Moore, Cad Debono, all of Chicago, Mike Talarico Talarico and Victor Ciesielski, alivs Heinle Lee, both of Davenport. Because evidence showed two pf the ransom notes which the government government charged as having been mailed from Moline were mailed from Chicago, two counts in the indictment indictment were stricken, leavi&g three remaining;. Smith, it was shown, was with Huughe the afternoon he w%« kid- j«ped and receiv«| § latter

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 08 May 1933, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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