Spallone White Slavery

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Au- ora- lmproy- . of Haz- An- headquar-I in de are of J., Candi- on White Slavery Arrests Made Motor Police Report Ring Smashed as Five Men, Two Women Are Held. vxia nn Wilkes-re, the Dem-t is Mr. fur-i- State Motor Police have announced the smashing of an alleged white slave ring with the arrest of five men and two women during the past three days. Arrests were made simultaneously in Easton, Philadelphia and Luzerne county. The group was arraigned before Alderman Francis P. Caflin, Easton. Four more men are being sought by the motor police for alleged participation in the activities of the ring. Arrests are expected momentarily. Facing charges of pandering and acceptance of bawdmoney are Michael Spallone, Easton E. 2; Frank Wulp, alias Frank Lewis, 2930 William Penn Highway, Easton; James Cardone, alias Rusty, 804 Alter street, Philadelphia; Mrs. Michael Spallone, alias Betty Kugler, Easton R, 2; Mary Brands, alias Italian Mary, 3206 William Penn Highway, Easton. Pandering, acceptance and transportation charges have been lodged atrainst Tommy Bassetti, now in the Eastern State Penitentiary. Charged with pandering and transporting females for the purpose of prostitution was Antruir.y anone, Easton R. 2. The rirnr is alleged to have oper- afflfl in F.astern Pennsylvania from Lackawanna county to Philadelphia county and, according to six gins whrt have bared their stories to the motor police, has been in operation at least from February, ism, to jan, 3, 1942. Police have had the accused under investigation for the past year as a result of raids on disorderly houses in Easton during the last two years. The six girls, four of whom are serving sentences in the Northamp ton county prison, told a lurid story of being enticed into the alleged disorderly houses not knowing what they were entering until it was too late. Corporal Peter Grablunas, Mo tor Police investigator, stationed at the Bethlehem barracks, said the girls identified each of the accused operators and said they had been abandoned when they got into trouble. All eeven arrested pleaded inno cence. in blue veil. was his of College at Milton, and an H. ker, was and non the is the

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  1. The Plain Speaker,
  2. 09 Jan 1943, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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