INVESTIGATIONS: Taking Out the Garbage

Starting afresh in his pursuit of shenanigans in labor and management, Arkansas' Senator John McClellan and his investigating committee last week lifted the lid on a loaded garbage can. The finding: the $50 million-plus refuse-hauling industry in New York City and nearby Long Island and Westchester County is in the hands of grubby crooks, notably a half-pint (5 ft. 1 in., 122 Ibs.) ex-fruit-peddler named Vincent James Squillante.

The lessons in scavenging poured into the table microphones of the Senate Caucus Room in Washington as, one by one, independent garbage-collecting contractors told...

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