Treharne - Tough Prosecutor Named
Tflogl Prosecutor Named to Handle Insurance Cases Prepare State Charges Against Promoters Attorney General John Ben Shepperd today selected his toughest assistant to prosecute prosecute operators of Insurance companies indicted by the Travis County Grand Jury. That man is William Gresham. Two of the six companies probed were the United Lloyd and United Life Insurance Companies of El Paso, now closed. The operator, Spencer Treharne, now living in Ruidoso. was charged with two counts of perjury . One count charged that a sworn application for a certificate of au- horization to do business falsely claimed an unencumbered guaran- y fund of SfiO. 000 in cash or con- •ortible securities. The state claims 555,000 of the money was jorrou'etl. The other count charged that an innual statement for tho year 1052; alsely listed company deposits at 5156,904. Mr. Treharne has denied the perjury perjury charges. Prosecutor Gresham is the •iunlsvillc lawyer who handled the julk of the work when the State turned its guns on George B. Parr of Duval County. He headed the nvestigating team that turned up evidence of mishandling of funds Parr's henchmen. Mr. Gresham also broke up the cookie racehorse wire service in working attorney Texas when he was fo. Price Daniel, then general.