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TlTTTAmrlT TIT TTT1ST K I N I III, I KM I N KIJM PERMIT SCANDAL NamA. Withhald bv Rftauaat O Federal Prosecutor Until Arrest Is Made. INQUIRY STARTED BY DAY $3,000,000 Worth of Whlaky Al leged to Have Been Withdrawn ' " on Forged Papers. I The Federal Grand Jury yesterday handed up to Judge Julian Mack a batch of Indictments, which. It was said, re sulted from a long Investigation ' into allegations that during December last S3.000.0O0 worth of whisky had been withdrawn from warehouses on permits illegally issued at the office of Ralph A. - Day. Prohibition Director for, this State. It was reported that alx persons were named In the indictments, but at the request of Assistant District Attorney Palmer Canfield .the names were not revealed. Mr. Canfield told Judge Mack I that the principal defendant was out or ine city, ana ne uiuugm iv wiinun ne.t to make known the names of those indicted until this man had been er-rested. er-rested. er-rested. Colonel Herbert G. Catrow, Treasurer ! ot the National Republican Club, was Assistant Prohibition . Director - under Mr. Day, when the discovery was al leged -to -to have been made, that about 30.000 cases of whisky had been removed from warehouses ln this district under permits to which the name of Director Day had been forged. Early In January Colonel Catrow and ten clerks were dls trussed by Director Day. It developed that Director Day Lad discovered that a permit had been is l-ued l-ued l-ued to the Progressive Drug Company of 1,838 Park Avenue for the withdrawal . . - m i. m .i Trm . m wui" 4iuI" hi uutuiery company, in .Brooklyn. Director Day asserted that the permit . .a. Waaa W i.Jm W v J later Issued a statement on which Colo SSS threaUned .u." him for "'l' iitrOW urwna l mm Ior slandtr. Said a Mistake Bad Beea Made. Colonel Catrow said that a mistake had been made in the office of the Pro-our-bec1. Pro-our-bec1. hlhitlon Director, and that the mistake had been shared oy ine Director ana jones, a clerk, who was a brother of t Prohibition Commissioner Jones ,, . . of Washington, a well a himself. It was learned that he bad been asked to roaim,. but that he refused to do so until prohibition Director Day retracted the statement. . LVr Director pr. jwfuslnjg to re- re- a,i. ins) siatciiiciit. iovuttm sa.asvwavs aks,9 n,en. ln wnich he denared : " I requests ed his resignation because I found he had permitted the issuance or a grossly xessive withdrawal permit contrary to the routine and custom of this office, and It subsequently developed that the permit ahould not have been issued Colonel Catrow was my personal an pointee. I had the utmost confidence in him. His failure to safeguard to my satisfaction the interests of the office whch he undertook was my reason fo abKlng for hi resignation. a fei few days before this. Director Day had called on, United States District Attorney William Hayward with Chief Hugh McQulllln of the special intelli gence unit of the Internal Kevenue Bu reau. and conferred with the prosecutor ami one of bis assistants. John H. Joyce, regarding events which led p to tne al Irged unauthorised issuance of the with drnwal Dermits. The matter wa piac-it piac-it piac-it before the Fed era I Grand Jury for a m-c m-c m-c ret inquiry a few days later, and nothing more was heard of lt until the Indictment were handed to Judre Mack. It was 1 ear nod yesterday that Colonel Catrow left the city several weeks ago to visit friends ln Florida. Rem Maker Seat to Prise. Judge Humphrey tn the Queens County Court sentenced George Metlsci. 40 years old. of 547 Boulevard. Rockaway Beach, to six months in the workhouse for manufacturing whlaky ln a bungalow In Beach Thirty-ninth Thirty-ninth Thirty-ninth Street. Ed gem ere Queens. Metlsci pleaded guilty. He was the first man to be sent to prison from Queens for violating the Mullan-Gage Mullan-Gage Mullan-Gage act. Carson J. Offerman. 22 years old. of 273 Albany Avenue. Brooklyn, was held United States .Commissioner Rasquln 15 noo bail for examlnauon on April on a charge of impersonating a pro hibition officer, bamuei . oiegei or viz Madiaon Street, proprietor or a r taurant. alleged that the prisoner demanded demanded money in return for not arresting arresting him on a charge of violating the Volstead act. . Th. trial nt Jack Dunston. he. A the corporation operating jack's " restaurant in bixin Avenue, negan in Federal Court yesterday berore Judge Mack and a Jury. Dunston was accused or navmg oia uiuot iy Einstein, a prohibition agent, in August

Clipped from The New York Times04 Apr 1922, TuePage 21

The New York Times (New York, New York)04 Apr 1922, TuePage 21
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