Tip Tapper

Sad-faced, balding Henry Lustig climbed from vegetable hawker to wealthy owner of Longchamps, high-priced, highly colored chain of Manhattan restaurants. Last week Mr. Lustig fell. In Manhattan a federal grand jury indicted Lustig and four aides of Longchamps on a charge of evading payment of $2,872,766 in income taxes.

Lustig pleaded not guilty, said: "The investigation was started as a result of our own request to the Government." Snapped U.S. Attorney John F. X. McGohey in Celtic wrath: "He acted only after learning . . . that his books were being examined."

The U.S. charged Lustig and aides with keeping two sets...