Arraign Would-be Extortionist, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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Arraign Would-Be Extortionist NEW YORK, N. Y.. May 12.— The 15-year-old schoolboy who tried to extort 0,000 from A. G. Vanderbilt on penalty of death was held in ,000 bail for the grand jury when arraigned yesterday before United States Commissioner Edward E. Fay on a charge of violating the juvenile delinquency act. which embraces extortion and the mailing of threatening letters. The maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment or ,000 fine, or both The identity of the youth is being withheld because of his age. He was turned over to a United States marshall, who took him to the Federal House of Detention. New York City, where he was segregated from adult prisoners. The case is expected to come up in a week. The boy was questioned for three hours before his arraignment. Agents of the FBI, who made the arrest at Belmont Park Thursday evening, are continuing investigations to determine whether the youth was a tool of an older person. The youngster lives with his parents and five sisters at Elmont, L. I., near Belmont Park.

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