Still shaken by the Harry Dexter White scandal, the Democratic National Committee last week counterattacked. The White Case, said Deputy Chairman Clayton Fritchey, was nothing but a diversionary effort to cover up assorted Republican sins, including "a serious situation within the Justice Department itself." Part of that serious situation, Fritchey charged, was that the Department of Justice had 1) "tied the hands of the FBI in the investigation of an extremely big crime syndicate," 2) immediately fired the U.S. attorney when he busted up the syndicate anyway.

Fritchey's diversionary attack concerned the Smaldone brothers. Eugene ("Checkers") and Clyde ("Flip Flop"), whose...

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