TRADE: Progress

A Federal grand jury last week ended three months of hearings by indicting nine men for criminal fraud in helping F. Donald Coster perpetrate his $18,000,000 swindle of McKesson & Robbins, Inc. The nine men were Coster-Musica's three brothers, two brothers-in-law, a vice president, two McKesson & Robbins directors and a shadowy character named Ben Simon who had known the inside story for 20 years and had lived on his knowledge.

Pointing out that both indicted directors and the vice president had resigned, McKesson & Robbins' Trustee William J. Wardall declared: "The indictment . . . should...

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