CRIME: Hollywood Ending

For an ex-Chicago street urchin, ex-newsboy, ex-pimp, Willie Bioff did all right by himself in Hollywood. Last week a jury in New York Federal court decided he had done a lot of wrong as well.

For the Government, which accused Willie and his friend George E. Browne of racketeering, a group of moviemen told of paying $887,700 to the two bosses of the A.F. of L. stagehands' union—under threat of strikes if they resisted the shakedown. Then Willie Bioff took the stand to give his own version of his success story. He blandly...

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