Walter Ruby indicted

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Walter Ruby indicted - a a J neer. me sooner will we have a steady,...
a a J neer. me sooner will we have a steady, conservative community," he added. INDICT COL CATROW Former Assistant Prohibition Director Named With Five Others and Distillery. $20,000 PAYMENT INVOLVED Proceedings Concern Withdraw al of 1,000 Cases of Liquor Permitted by Cat row. The Federal Grand Jury returned- returned- sealed Indictments a week ago against Colonel Herbert G. Catrow. Treasurer of the National Republican Club and for six weeks Assistant Federal Prohibition Director of this State: the HU1 A Hill Distillery Co.: David F. McGowan. an advertising agent with offices in the Knickerbocker Building; Frank, Fallon, prominent In fraternal , order circles: Samuel P. Steckler, In business as the Progressive Drug Company at 1,838 Park Avenue : Benjamin Silver and Walter Ruby, on a charge of conspiracy to da- da- fraud the United States Government In connection with the Issuance last De cember of permits for the withdrawal of 1.U00 cases of liquor for the Progressive Drug Company. A payment of 120.000. In addition to the price of the liquor. Is mentioned in the charges. AH the de fendants appeared yesterday in : the Federal Court before Judge Julian W. Mack, entered pleas of not guilty and were released In bail of 95,000 each. " Colonel Cttrow Is absolutely lnno cent of anv . wrong-doing wrong-doing wrong-doing whatsoever." declared h'j counsel. Nash Rockwood, yesterda afternoon. " He saw the in dlcfnem todty-for todty-for todty-for the first time and says that w;Ut -the- -the- -the- exception of sign Ing hi. official name to the withdrawal permits be bad no other connection with the matter whatsoever, and that he facta o the withdrawal were well known to Fejeral Prohibition Director Ralph A. Day. and at no time was there any-secrecy any-secrecy any-secrecy about 'the matter. ' He feels that he ia being persecuted ard unjustly accused and Vill use ever' proper effort to clear his name and at the same time has instructed his counsel to leave no stone unturned to bring to justice the "parties whom he is convince.- convince.- nave conspired to defame him. a. am personally convinced that Colonel Catrow 1 is innocent and that the charge is baseless." A civil action has been started In the Supreme . Court by Colonel Catrow against Director Day for $100,000 for alleged slander because of certain statements statements attributed to Director Day when Colonel Catrow quit the office f the Assistant Federal FroMbltion Director. Complaint has not been filed, but Mr, Rockwood said yesterday that action would be taken soon. It is tet forth In the Indictment that the Hill & Hill Distilling Co.. a Ken tucky corporation, had offices at 49 West Twenty-seventh Twenty-seventh Twenty-seventh Street, where Fed eral Prohibition headquarters formerly were located, and a warehouse for the storage of distilled liquors at Eleventh Avenue and Twenty -sixth -sixth Street, 'and that Samuel P. Steckler conducted a wholesale drug business at 838 Fatfc Avenue, under the trade name of the Progressive Drug Company. 'Steckler had a basic permit to sell liquor for non-beverage non-beverage non-beverage purposes which was to expire Dec. 31. last, the Indictment says, and on June 28, 1021. a carriers permit was granted to Benjamin Gluckow and Walter Walter Ruby by the Prohibition Director allowing them to transport intoxicating liquors for non-beverage non-beverage non-beverage purposes by automobile truck until Dec. 31, last. On Dec. 1, 1021, according to the Indictment, Indictment, and continuously on every day thereafter to and Including Jan. 5. 1922, the defendants and divers other corporations, corporations, firms or persons to the Grand Jury unknown, did conspire, combine, confederate and agree ' among themselves themselves and with each other and with divers other persons to Grand Jurors unknown unknown to defraud the United States." Special Assistant United States District District Attorney Palmer Canfield. who had charge of the investigation, said yesterday: yesterday: " This lndictmer t Is the result of an investigation of the office of the Federal Prohibition Director of the State which commenced over ten weeks ago. Many acts ar.d transactions were scrutinized and examined, to ascertain If they involved involved any violaton of law subject to criminal prosecution. Tne transaction upon which this indictment is predicated are the only ones which were discovered which appeared to Involve any serious Irregularity or any Improper Influence. " I know that I represent the opinion of my chief. Colonel Hayward. and I thinn 1 represent the opinion of the Grand Jurors, in giving expression to the statement that the continuous and accumulative defiance of authority by so many of the people in respect to the prohibition act is not wholesome to the body po.ltlc or beneficial to society." T. MARTIN CO- CO- Exclusive fruits and CoaXccuoos. Columbus Ave. at 86 St. Advt. . RUM CONSPIRACY

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 12 Apr 1922, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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