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conv tho finance will completely and of in- carry- will SHOP the and Aug. E. homo recovered arrested clasp three i n d (ban CtrculntltM A|«*t. TELLS OF COFFIN FATE IF mrSHMACK AT TBIAL, SAYS PKIS- ONEK. 8p«OlRl to Tho NCWd. Houston, Tex., Aug. 26.--Charlie Mushmack, Port A r t h u r told officials of tho federal district attorney's office today that he not appear as a witness In tho (Johnny Jack) Nounes'and George Muecy rum-runulnfc case because his life was threatened. Two men come to him the befiro ho wtia to appear as a witness, Muahmaok said, and told that he could leave the country occupy a coffin which his two visitors promised to supply. Mushmack loft the country and ban been sought by government officers lost May. He was arrested Aug. in Biloxi, Miss. He arrived In Houston this morning and will remain Jail until released by Federal J. O. Hutch eson. Mushmack, who WBB to have the government star witness In case against Nounes and Musey was sentenced with Lawrence and Harry Flaizer to the federal prison for two years and fined Jfi.OOO as the result of the seizure, a year ago last May. of the r u n n i n g launches Lena and tor, and their Joint cargo, valued $70,000. The three men, a f t e r serving four months In prison, were brought back to Houston, where they testified before the grand against Musey and Nounes. Their sentences were reduced to four months and their fines to $250. Boyd and Platzer testified ngalntit the alleged rum leaders, Nounea and Muacy, and It was largely through their testimony that the latter two men were convicted. The failure of M u a h m a c iear an a subpcnacd witness dur- charKO of contempt of court. Mushmack, who was brought under a writ of attachment Isnued by Federal Judge J. C. Hutcheson before the latter left Houston laet week, was being questioned today by Special Customs Asent Al Scharff, Deputy Customs Collector Victor Ralley and Assistant U n States Attorney Howell Ward. Nounes and Mueey aie out appeal bond.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 27 Aug 1929, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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