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    Sensational charges in American Senate vast graft investigation.

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    New York, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Senate committee at session during vast graft investigation. SV. Frank Costello, gangster and gambler, taking seat. CU. Senator Tobey speaking. SV. Costello seated at table. Tobey's voice (natural sound) Q: 'Why did you want to be an American citizen? A: 'Why because I love this country. ' SV. Reporters. 'Tobey's voice, Q: 'Have you always upheld the Constitution and laws of your state and Nation? SV. Costello seated at table answers: 'I believe I have.' SV. Stenographers. Tobey's voice over. CU. Costello. Q: 'Have you ever offered your services to any war effort of this country?' A: 'No. Q: 'Bearing in mind all that you've gained and received in wealth what have you ever done for your country as a good citizen? A: 'Well, I don't know what you mean by that' Q: 'Well, you're looking back over the years now to that time when you became a citizen and we're now standing 20 odd years after that. You must have in your mind some things you've done that you can speak of as an American citizen, if so, what are they'? A: 'Paid my tax! GV. John Crane, Head of New York Firemen's Association, taking seat SV. Stenographers. CU. William O'Dwyer (Former Mayor of New York, now Ambassador to Mexico). CU. Stenographer. CU. Crane speaking: 'I told the Mayor at that time that I had promised him the support of the firemen and I offered him some evidence of that support, on the occasion in the form of 10 thousand dollars. Q: 'And was that in cash.? A: 'That was in cash.'

    (F.G.) (Orig. D.)

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    01:12:08:00 / 01:13:59:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Senator Tobey" is Charles Tobey.

    Seen at 01:17 is Costello's attorney, George Wolf.

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