Foreign News: Piker's Nephew

Leo Besson had one foot over the window sill of his Paris flat when police broke in and collared him. The raiders also found stacks of counterfeit food and clothing coupons; a rackful of fake government rubber stamps; a veritable alchemy plant and enough pieces of gold to light the eyes of Captain Kidd.

Thus unmasked as the leader of a counterfeit gold coin ring, the 24-year-old, French Canadian Besson admitted that high finance was in his blood—he was a nephew of the late, crack-pate deputy Philibert Hippolyte Marcelin Besson, called "the Incredible," famed for his Ed Wynn...

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