Law: Gamble

An anonymous telephone tip sent police scurrying to the tightly-barred garage operated by one Meyer Luckman in Brooklyn the night of March 3, 1935. Inside, stuffed in a bloody canvas bag in the rear compartment of a Ford coupé, they found the warm, freshly-strangled body of Meyer Luckman's brother-in-law and bookkeeper. Samuel Drukman. Caught in the garage, with blood on hands and clothes, were three men: Meyer Luckman, a nephew Harry Luckman, and an ex-convict employe named Fred Hull.

On May 10 a Kings County grand jury failed to indict the three for murder....

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