National Affairs: Finnegan's Wake

While he was collector of Internal Revenue in St. Louis, James P. Finnegan, a Truman crony of long standing, showed a real knack for picking up money on the side. A federal grand jury recognized that talent last October, indicted Finnegan for accepting bribes from taxpayers and taking fees to represent clients before Government agencies. This week brought to light a new fact in the wake of Finnegan's exposure. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat disclosed that the Zenith Radio Corp. paid him $50,000, while he was still St. Louis collector, to get scarce film with which to test Zenith's Phonevision sets. Until...

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