TAXATION: U. S. v. Mellon, Lamont et al,


U. S. v. Mellon, Lamont et al.

Last week Attorney General Cummings announced the imminence of Federal suits for income tax evasion against Andrew William Mellon, Thomas Stillwell Lamont, Thomas L. Sidlo (law partner of Newton D. Baker) and James John ("Jimmy") Walker, New York's runaway mayor. Details of evidence were not disclosed.

In Washington next day the onetime Secretary of the Treasury let fly one of the longest and angriest statements of his 79 years: "The action ... is politics of the crudest sort! I am as much in the dark as...

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