Last week the Oil Scandals of the Harding Era passed finally into history. Swept from the docket of the District of Columbia Supreme Court in a five-minute session were the remaining three conspiracy indictments against the three principals— Albert Bacon Fall, Harry Ford Sinclair, Edward Laurence Doheny. Their dismissal was requested by Atlee Pomerene, special government prosecutor, on the ground that the charges had already been tried in earlier criminal cases. Before making his request, Lawyer Pomerene conferred with President Hoover.

With the criminal cases closed for good, last week's whereabouts of those...

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