INVESTIGATIONS: Silk-Shirt Collector

At a salary of $12,000 a year, a man with five children winds up with $10,500 after he pays his federal income tax. Normally, that would be hardly enough to send the children to expensive schools, maintain two homes, gamble extravagantly and buy such fancy items as $20 pajamas, $47.50 cuff links and $31.50 silk shirts. In fact, most men with five kids consider themselves lucky, even with a $12,000 salary, to be able to buy any shirts at all.

Cash in Small Bills. Daniel Bolich was a conspicuous exception. Witnesses testified before a House subcommittee last week that until...

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