• Short Summary

    LEWIS C. BARBE -- AN INSURANCE AGENT WHO TURNED INFORMER AGAINST A CHICAGO CRIME SYNDICATE?

  • Description

    LEWIS C. BARBE -- AN INSURANCE AGENT WHO TURNED INFORMER AGAINST A CHICAGO CRIME SYNDICATE -- YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WAS BLOWN OUT OF HIS CAR BY A BOMB EXPLOSION IN FRONT OF THE CHICAGO CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING. POLICE SAID THE BOMB HAD BEEN SET OFF WHEN HE PRESSED THE STARTER.

    BARBE, AGED 32, WAS ONE OF EIGHT MEN CHARGED WITH A FAKE INSURANCE PLOT INVOLVING 48,000 DOLLARS. HE HAD JUST APPEARED AT THE START OF THE COURT CASE IN WHICH HE HIMSELF WAS EXPECTED TO BE THE STATE'S MAIN WITNESS. THE COURT WAS TOLD THAT BARBE HAD VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION OF FAKE INSURANCE CLAIMS MOUNTING INTO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

    CRITICALLY INJURED IN THE BLAST, BARBE'S LEFT LEG WAS SHATTERED NEAR THE THIGH AND MAY HAVE TO BE IMPUTED. A STATE ATTORNEY ATTRIBUTED THE BOMBING TO THE CRIME SYNDICATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8157F9LZR9Y1UPGAF9AVCDPA0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8157F9LZR9Y1UPGAF9AVCDPA0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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