Daily News from New York, New York on August 14, 1976 · 10
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Daily News from New York, New York · 10

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Saturday, August 14, 1976
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1- OG P O P c PS p m NEWS BRIEFS oOOfil Prug Trial On -Minus Star Figure A drug trial expected to last three months, in which 22 defendants are charged with importing and distributing more than a ton of heroin and cocaine worth over 600 million in street sales, began in Manhattan Federal court yesterday with the principal defendant listed as a fugitive. The prosecutors told the jurv of eight men and four women that Juan Antonio Alvarez, 43, a Miami businessman, would be ried -in absentia." Described as the ring's main source of heroin and cocaine Alvarez reportedly jumped 500,000 bail shortly before the trial was scheduled to start. Among those indicted were alleged mobsters and black and Cuban drug merchants who reportedly dealt with members of a South American mob headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela. In his opening statement, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas H. Sear said the defendants smuggled huge quantities of drugs into the United States for distribution along the Eastern Seaboard, from Boston to Miami, and as far west as Chicago. The prosecutor charged that Alvarez personally made four drug-smuggling trips a year, secreting 20 kilos at a time in hollowed-out native artifacts from South America. Marcia Kramer Cop Shoots Burglar at Wife's Shop A vacationing cop seriously wounded one burglar and helped capture a second early yesterday, after the two allegedly broke into his wife's apparel "store in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Officer Joseph Rauchet of the street crime unit ran out of his home at 5:20 a.m. and sprinted four blocks to the store, Sister's Jeannery, at 2034 Flatbush Ave., when a silent alarm went off in the Rauchets home. The alarm also notified the cops, said Brooklyn Ave. station police. Rauchet, in a melee at the store, fired five shots. The two burglary suspects, identified as Joseph Smith, 25, of 108 Frank Court, and Robert Stang, 30, of 3S01 Quentin Road, both Brooklyn, fled as police units arrived. Smith, hit twit in the side, was taken to Kings County Hospital. Shang was unharmed. Thomas Raftery Rahhi Is Guilty in 783G Conspiracy A Queens rabbi was convicted yesterday of conspiring to defraud the United States through the theft of more than f 180,-000 from the Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angus C. Macbeth identified the defendant as Rabbi Elyakim G. Rosenblatt, 44, of the Rabbinical College of Queens, who lives at 141-20 Grand Central Parkway, Briarwood, Queens. The prosecutor said the rabbi and a co-defendant had conspired to make false entries on post office accounting forms that resulted in the issuance of Postal Service cheeks totaling approximately $183,000. The rabbi was convicted of processing the checks through the accounts of the rabbinical school so they could be cashed and shared with his co-defendant. Manhattan Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley set sentencing for Sept. 24. Marcia Kramer TA to Eliminate 215 Subway Runs The Transit Authority will eliminate 215 daily subway runs on Aug. 30 in the last phase of a three-stage cutback. Originally announced last Dec. 17, the latest "service adjustments," all in the IND and BMT divisions, will bring to 855 the number of runs dropped since early 1975. As a result of the cuts, the waiting time hetween rush-hour trains on the A, B, D, N and RR lines will be increased to 5 minutes from 4. Also, the K train-.will be discontinued and express operations on the E, F, J, M and X lines will be curtailed. A spokesman attributed the cuts to a decline in riders. Richard Edmonds DiFalco Asks Dismissal of Nadjari Raps Former State Special Prosecutor Maurice Xadjari was trying "to save his political job" when he obtained a two-count misdemeanor indictment against Manhattan Surrogate S. Samuel DiFalco last May, lawyers for DiFalco charged yesterday. Asking that the charges be dismissed, the -aws-ers contended in Manhattan Supreme Court motions that there was no factual basis for the indictment and that Nadjari was "more concerned with the publicity of the indictment than the validity of the accusation." They also contended in separate motions in the Appellate Division that Nadjari exceeded his jurisdiction, since DiFalco was not within the criminal justice system. Robert Crane Asks More Cops in Middle-Class Areas Citing the murder of an elderly couple in their Borough Park, Brooklyn home, City Councilman Howard Golden (D-Brooklyn) yesterday called on Mayor Beame to intervene and order police reinforcements for similar middle-class neighborhoods throughout the city. Golden said he has twice complained to Police Commissioner Michael Codd about low police manpower in the Borough Park area and received no reply. "Sadistic killers are able to ransack houses at their leisure and kill their victims because they know poliee protection has been stripped from such neighborhoods," said Golden. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tucci were found bludgeoned to death apparently with a hammer by police "on Thursday after they responded to what was believed to be a routine burglary call. John Tosoano Ex-FBI Agent to Head Wagering Board Gov. Carey appointed William G. Barry to the State Racing and Wagering Board yesterday and named him chairman of the three-member body. His term runs through January 1982. Barry, 49, formerly was chief of security for the North American Phillips Corp., an FBI special agent and an executive with Bashers Trust Co.- and the Franklin National Bank ef Long Islands His new job pays $55,000 annually. Barry succeeds -Bertram D. Sarafan w c,si-mi of the- state board. Sarafan continues as a board member. r Robert Carroll FBI Entering Roselli Case Washington, Aug. 13 (News Bureau) Attorney General Edward Levi ordered the FBI tonight to move into the investi gation of the slaying of mobster John (Don Giovanni) Roselli. The body of Roselli, a top lieutenant of Chicago crime boss Sam (Momo) Giancana who was slain last year was found a week ago stuffed in a barrel floating off Miami. The FBI had been unable to find any federal violation to allow it to join the case, because murder is not a federal crime. But members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have insisted that Roselli's slaying may be linked to secret testimony he gave before the committee last year concerning CIA attempts to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro. Roselli had told the committee that the CIA hired him to form an assassination team in the early 1960s. 4 DAYS ONLY AUGUST 13-14-15-16 SAVE SAVE ( 1 SAVE X I IWulLITZai-CHKXZRlNG-IALS ilOWOT-fUtSA-WWTOi-KJMBAU, CONN-HAMMOND-THOMAS-ftc IWM-i WlJLtLeXL V 5 A DELIVERY WITHIN 7 DAYS ON ivmrmtwc tw stock LOW DOWN PAYMENT EASY TMM1 .IS RENTAL RETlMtNS DEMONSTKATOftS DtSCONTtNUEO MODELS WURLITZER MUSK STORES INC SUNRISE MALL MASSAPEQUA, LI. 516 79 5-34 5Q 130 WEST 42ND ST. N.Y., N.Y. 212 221-572Q 605 BROAD ST. NEWARK, N.J. (NEXT TO HAHNES DETT STOKE) 20f 624-3008 Starts Monday Jack Ford's Convention Diary President Ford's articulate, outspoken son, Jack, will be sharing his views of the GOP Convention regularly with Daily News readers. His reports will appear exclusively in the Daily News in the metropolitan area. The first page from his Convention Diary appears Monday. Plan to follow Jack Ford's Convention impressions throughout the toughest political battle his father may ever face. DAILY NEWS Brinlxleyism How does David Brinkley feel about his job as co-anchorman on NBC-TV's Nightly News? What does he consider his first order of business, and how does he accomplish it? And what are his views of the GOP Convention? And politics in general? Learn more about the modest and crisp Mr. B from our TVRadio editor Kay Gar-della. Gradeism Both movie critic Kathleen Carroll and Kay Gardella write about Sir Lew Grade, British film producer, who plans to produce nothing but "monster" movies for theaters and TV. When you read about some of his new productions and the all-star casts in them, the word monster takes on a new meaning. All in the Leisure Section SUNDAYbNFAVS III fc 'V , o

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