The Capital: Dead Men Tell No Tales

"Did you steal that money?" asked the defense attorney over and over. Each time, the witness replied crisply: "I did not." Thus a beleaguered Bobby Baker last week emphatically denied in court one of the U.S. Government's key accusations against him: that he had raised $99,600 in contributions for congressional candidates in 1962, only to pocket most of it himself. Then what became of the money? In reply, the former Senate Democratic secretary invoked the name of a man who could not possibly dispute or corroborate his account. He had given the...

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