SEQUELS: The Duck Hunter

Twelve times since the story of the Truman Administration tax scandals began to unfold, big, molasses-voiced Theron Lamar ("Sweet Thing") Caudle had been hauled before congressional committees to explain why he called off prosecution in various tax cases while he was Truman's Assistant Attorney General in charge of the tax division. Twelve times, he had plaintively explained to investigators that he acted only out of 1) simple humanity, or 2) a country boy's bewilderment at the big city, or 3) deference to orders from above. Last week Caudle was back before a House subcommittee to explain why he dropped a...

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