SEQUELS: Kings in Check

On opposite coasts of the U.S. last week, the law bowled over two kingpins of the labor rackets:

¶ In Tacoma, Wash., pudgy Dave Beck, 64, onetime president of the Teamsters, was convicted of income tax evasion involving $240,000 owed the Federal Government. A jury of eight men and four women deliberated 23 hours, 59 minutes, finally found Beck guilty on six separate counts, were praised by Judge George H. Boldt "on behalf of myself and 170,000,000 odd of my fellow citizens for a service splendidly performed." During a 59-day trial, prosecutors charged that Beck cheated the Bureau of Internal...

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