The Nation: Two for the Money

New Jersey Democrat, Cornelius Gallagher was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, perjury and evasion of more than $100,000 in income taxes. The seven-term, House member from Bayonne, whom LIFE has accused (Aug. 9, 1968) of Mafia connections, denied any wrongdoing and contended that the indictment was the work of "our secret police society," in retaliation for his support of legislation to curb Government intrusion into people's privacy.

Another House member, John Dowdy of Texas, is in trouble anew. Last December, Dowdy was convicted of accepting a $25,000 bribe. In a Wallace-like ploy, his wife is...

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