LABOR: How to Be a Racketeer

Eight stony-faced men sat in Manhattan's Federal Court last week and heard a veteran blackmailer call them blackmailers. The Government had charged that the eight men (seven ex-Capone hoodlums and one Newark labor official) had shaken down the movie industry for $1 million.

The Government's star witness: Shake down Expert Willie Bioff, who was let out of jail to sing on his ex-chums. Dapper, wily Willie, nothing loath, sat calmly in a swivel-chair, hands clasped meditatively over his stomach — and sang.

Said Blackmailer Bioff: yes, he knew the defendants well. Seven of...

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