LOUISIANA: Jughead v. the U.S.

Attorney General Frank Murphy's right arm reached deep into Louisiana again last week, brought forth from a Gold Coast farm (exotically stocked with Russian caracul sheep) the huge 242-lb. frame of ex-Governor Richard W. Leche, indicted him for conspiracy to defraud the U. S. in an illegal $148,000 sale of State-owned oil lands, for which he allegedly received a $67,000 cut. Beefy Mr. Leche, always known to the late Huey Long as "Jughead," and a one-third inheritor of Huey's empire, had suddenly resigned his Governorship in June after 37 months' rule, saying: "I shall probably fool around some in the...

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