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Spilly Evans - $674,000 IN LOOT FOUND IN NEW YORK u. S....
$674,000 IN LOOT FOUND IN NEW YORK u. S. Treasury Notes Stolen From Wall Street Firm 1935. in By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Oct. 21. Stolen United States Treasury notes valued valued with their coupons at $674,200.29 were found today in a lock box in a Subway station. United States District Attorney Lamar Hardy and Reed Vetterli, local head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the recovery. recovery. They said the notes were part of the loot of the Manhattan Co.'s Wall Street branch Jan. 20, 1935. The place of concealment, they said, was the luggage checking box, a key-and-coin key-and-coin key-and-coin key-and-coin key-and-coin operated device, on the northbound train platform of the Seventh Avenue Interborough Subway's Fifty-ninth Fifty-ninth Fifty-ninth street station. The Manhattan company bond theft totaled $1,456,000 and followed a similar theft of $590,000 from the United States Trust Co. the preceding preceding month. Trail Led to Europe. Department of Justice men followed followed a thread of clewa which, with the co-operation co-operation co-operation of Scotland Yard and the Surete National of France, led them to London and Paris after the loot. Meyer Frankenberg, alleged by the Federal Government to have been the principal in the Manhattan Manhattan company theft, pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting $440,- $440,- 000 in stolen bonds to France, where he was arrested. He is to be sentenced sentenced tomorrow. Late last night. Assistant United States District Attorney John J. Dowling, who has been in charge of the prosecution of persons arrested arrested in the thefts, went with three special agents of the F. B. I. to a midtown club as a result of information information received after Frankenberg pleaded guilty. Dowling and the agents, T. M. McDade, L. L. Laughlin and J. A. Smith, received - at the club an anonymous message delivered by a telegraph messenger boy. It was 1 na white envelope which had been addressed with a. pencil. The envelope envelope contained instructions and a key to the luggage box. In the box the investigators found two long white envelopes containing containing 13 United States Treasury notes, six of which bore face values of $100,000 each, the remainder, of smaller denominations, making a grand total of $640,000 face value. $1,790,000 Now Recovered. The find brought the total recovery recovery from the two thefts to about $1,790,000. Still unaccounted for were two $100,000 notes and a number number of smaller ones. Thus far, eight alleged participants participants in the thefts and conspiracy have been convicted and sentenced to jaiL A ninth, Benjamin Espe, has been sentenced on his plea of guilty, and the tenth, Frankenberg, awaits sentence. Those convicted and sentenced are Walter (Spilly) Evans, Charles Hartman, George Poulis, Paul Alexander, Alexander, Pete Metropoulos, Joseph Bernava (alias Bedelli), George de Grass! and Rocco de Grass!. Two more defendants, Carl Fred Palmer and Gabriel Marosi, out on bail, remain to be tried. The Government Government alleges at least two others escaped to Greece.

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 21 Oct 1937, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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