Of Meese and Men

New Wedtech charges could singe the Attorney General

The widening Wedtech scandal last week rippled closer to Attorney General Edwin Meese. In New York City, U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani produced indictments charging an old Meese friend, his investment counselor and a former Wedtech adviser with racketeering and fraud. Among their alleged crimes: extracting illegal payments from Wedtech for trying to get Meese to help the ailing, minority-owned, Bronx-based construction firm.

The latest of 15 people accused in the long-running affair are E. Robert Wallach, a Meese friend of 30 years and former personal lawyer who became a highly paid Wedtech lobbyist; W. Franklyn Chinn, a former Wedtech director who...

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