National Affairs: Scandal in San Francisco

Last August, when John B. Dunlap took over as U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, he let it be known that the bureau was in for a well-deserved house cleaning. In Boston and New York, grand juries were already investigating the bureau's offices. In St. Louis, a collector had resigned under fire. One of Dunlap's acts was to send a team of special investigators to San Francisco.

Dunlap's men last month uncovered "certain manipulations" of the books and got a confession from Edwin M. Furtado, chief of the accounts section. He had been predating receipts...

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