William Russell Evans

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William Russell Evans - s 1 HID ES 5674,1 LOOT Tip Reveals Stolen U.S....
s 1 HID ES 5674,1 LOOT Tip Reveals Stolen U.S. Bonds in Checking Box New York, Oct. 22 AP Stolen United States treasury notes valued valued with their coupons at $674,-209.23 $674,-209.23 $674,-209.23 were found Thursday in 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 company's Wall Street branch Jan. 20, 1935. The place -of -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, device, on the northbound train platform platform of the Seventh avenue inter-borough inter-borough inter-borough subway's Fifty-ninth Fifty-ninth Fifty-ninth street station. The Manhattan company bond theft totalled $1,456,000 and fol lowed a similar theft of $590,000 from the United States Trust company company the preceeding month. 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,-000 $440,-000 $440,-000 in stolen bonds to France, where he was arrested. He is to be sentenced today. Assistant United States District Attorney John J. Dowling, who has been in charge of the prosecution of persons arrested in the thefts, received an anonymous message delivered by a telegraph messenger boy. It ws in a white envelope and contained instructions and a key to the luggage box. In the box the investigators found 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. The find brought the total recovery recovery from the two thefts to about $1,790,000. Still unaccounted unaccounted for were two $100,000 notes and a 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 Grassi, and Rocco De Grassi.

Clipped from The Times Herald22 Oct 1937, FriPage 17

The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan)22 Oct 1937, FriPage 17
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