Many Betting Indictments Returned.: Twenty-Two Arrested Men Arraigned in a Brooklyn Court and Plead Not Guilty., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-11


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MANY BETTING INDICTMENTS RETURNED TwentyTwo Arrested Men Arraigned in a Brooklyn Court and Plead Not Guilty New York July 10 Twentytwo alleged violators of the HartAgnew antibetting law who were ar ¬ rested at Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay since it went into effect have been Indicted by the Kings county grand jury and wore today arraigned and held for trial each in 500 bail by Judge Norman S Dike BrooklynThen in the County Court Brooklyn Then the grand jury questioned Toliu Boden sec ¬ retary of the Brighton Beach Racing Association the lirst of several race track oflicials whom Robert H Klder acting district attorney has said he would examine The questioning of track oflicials and attaches is being done with a view to learn if race track officials take money for bookmaking privileges Mr Boden was asked about the financial arrange ¬ ments of John G Cavanagh superintendent of the betting rings of the metropolitan tracks The wit ¬ ness was asked if Cavanagh did not receive money from the bookmakers for the privilege of obtaining advance information concerning the races and if any of tills money reached the jockey club officials Mr Boden denied that the jockey club received any benefits from the money paid that it was a private privilege of Mr Cavanagh open to anyone who wished to obtain the information The indicted iKwkmakers arc Edward J Callaghan t George II Liechtenstein Orlando A Jones George Cafferattl Mortimer J Kahn Jeremiah Lockhardt Leon A Cohen Charles Dovd Joseph Ilkkey Charles Ballinger James Brutt Jacob Davidson Thomas Ruth Ray Ballinger Alexander C Goriay Charles McClure Michael Kayser Henry Ilayman George Carhardt Sol Robinson Louis Daniels and Ihilip Donahue DonahueTwenty Twenty of the men were represented in court by Stephen D Baldwin as counsel while M J Mc rostjin appeared for Kayser and Orlando Jones When the twentytwo were arraigned before Judge Dike the indictment was read to them charging each with violation of Section 51 of the penal code which relates to poolselling and bookinakiug The offense is a misdemeanor and punishment prescribed IB not more than one years imprisonment without the alternative of n flue Kaeh of the twentytwo pleaded not guilty and bail in 500 was imposed the men being paroled in the custody of their coun ¬ sel for twentyfour hours hoursSome Some of the indicted men are prominent members of the Metropolitan Turf Association None of them acknowledges having any fear as to the final outcome Acquittal Js certain they said We simply listened to oral proposals from intending bettors Not a scintilla of evidence exists that any such wajjers were accepted by any of us

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