National Affairs: Weasels in the Chicken Yard

From William Green, who likes to cluck about the purity of the chicks in his A.F. of L. brood, came nary a cluck last week. The Federal Government had stalked into his yard, stalked off again with two birds who looked pretty much like weasels in chicks' clothing. One was tough, slick George E. Browne, an A.F. of L. vice president and member of Mr. Green's executive council. The other was a onetime Chicago pimp—200-lb., frog-faced William ("Willie") Bioff. The charge against them: extortion.

According to a Federal indictment, Browne, who is president of the...

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