William Russell Evans

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William Russell Evans - mm BID FOUND W Mystery Clue Brings Discovery of...
mm BID FOUND W Mystery Clue Brings Discovery of Cache In N. Y. Lock Box NEW YORK. Oct. 21 (A. P.). Stolen United States Treasury notes valued with their coupons at $674.-209.29 $674.-209.29 $674.-209.29 were found today In a lock box in a subway station at 59lh St. United States District Attorney Lamar Hardy and Reed Vetterli, local head of the Federal Bureau ot Investigation, announced the recovery, recovery, They said the notes were part of the loot of the Manhattan Company's Wall Street branch, January 20, 1935. The Manhattan Company bond theft totaled $1,456,000 and followed a similar theft of $590,000 from the United States Trust Company the preceding month. AWAITS SENTENCE Department of Justice men followed followed a thread of clues which, with the co-operation co-operation co-operation of Scotland Yard and the Surrete Nationale of France, led them to London and Paris. Meyer Frankenberg, alleged by the Federal Government to have been the principal in the Manhattan Company Company theft, pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting $440,000 in stolen bonds to France, where he was arrested. He is to be sentenced tomorrow. tomorrow. A mysterious message led investi gators to the box. They found two long white envelopes containing 13 United States Treasury notes, six of which bore face values of $100,000 each, the remainder, of smaller denominations, denominations, making a grand total of $640,000 face value. EIGHT IN JAIL The find brought the total recov ery from the two thefts to about $1 790,000. Still unaccounted for were two $100,000 notes and a number of smaller ones. Thus far, eight alleged partici pants in the thefts and conspiracy nave Deen sentenced to Jail. A ninth, Benjamin Espe, has been sentenced on his plea of guilty. The tenth is Frankenberg. Those convicted and sentenced are Walter "Spilly" Evans, Charles Hart-man, Hart-man, Hart-man, George Poulls, Paul Alexander, Pete Mctropoulos. Joseph Bernava (alias Bedelli), George De Grassi. and Rocco De Grassi. LOOT

Clipped from The Philadelphia Inquirer22 Oct 1937, FriPage 3

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)22 Oct 1937, FriPage 3
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