National Affairs: The Rap

Sentenced last week: James J. Moran, onetime first deputy fire commissioner of New York, for perpetrating a $500,000-a-year shakedown of the big city's oil-burner contractors (TIME, Feb. 18). His punishment: 15½ to 25 years. Still a mystery: what Moran did with some $300,000 in untracked graft money, which he refused to discuss.


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