When scandal broke its levees in Louisiana last summer, began to rise pocket-deep around public hirelings high & low, a cynical citizenry waited to see what would happen to Huey Long's topmost heirs: ex-Governor Richard Webster Leche. New Orleans' Mayor Robert Sidney Maestri, New Orleans Hotelman Seymour Weiss.

Last week U. S. Attorney General Frank Murphy's clean-up man in Louisiana, Assistant Attorney General Oetje John Rogge, collared one of the Big Three. In New Orleans' Federal Court, slick, new-rich Seymour Weiss was convicted of using the mails to defraud, fined $2,000, sentenced...

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