Extortionist Found Guilty, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Extortionist Found Guilty BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 22. — The 15-year-old schoolboy who tried to extort 0,000 from A. G. Vander-bilt was found guilty yesterday in United States District Court, Brooklyn, of Juvenile delinquency, and will be sentenced Thursday by Judge Robert A. Inch, who held the hearing in hjs chambers. Because of his youth, the -name of the youngster was withheld. He was arrested May 10 outside a gate of Belmont Park by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to whom Vanderbilt turned over a crude note demanding 0,000 and threatening death if he Ignored or made it public. The boy lived with his parents and five sisters a short distance from the track here. The maximum penalty for his offense is 20 years imprisonment, or ,000 fine, or both. When arraigned on May 11, the boy was held in ,000 bail and turned over to a United States Marshal, who took him to the Federal House of Detention in New York City.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1951052301/drf1951052301_43_10
Local Identifier: drf1951052301_43_10
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800