THE CABINET: Crowell's Conspiracy

Mr. Benedict Crowell of Cleveland, 0., is a builder and contractor of large consequence. He was Assistant Secretary of War from 1917 to 1920. He supervised the construction of training camps and engaged in the work of supplying the Army with arms, munitions and equipment. In January of this year he (with six of his associates) was suddenly and unexpectedly indicted for conspiracy to defraud the Government on contracts for construction of war camps. The charge declared that in the awarding of cost plus contracts Mr. Crowell had been interested in one of...

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