Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
William Scott Stewart, of Chicago, Ill., for appellants Compagna, deLucia, D'Andrea, Gioe, and Rosselli.
J. Bertram Wegman, of New York City, and Harold Simandl, of Newark, N. J. (Emanuel H. Reichart, of New York City, of counsel), for appellant Louis Kaufman.
Vito Marcantonio, of New York City, for appellant Maritote.
Francis Biddle, Atty. Gen., and Boris Kostelanetz, Sp. Asst. to the Atty. Gen., of New York City (Raymond P. Whearty and Amedeo L. Lauritano, Asst. U. S. Atty., both of New York City, of counsel), for appellee.
Before L. HAND, SWAN, and CLARK, Circuit Judges.
Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Writ of Certiorari Denied April 2, 1945. See 65 S.Ct. 912.
L. HAND, Circuit Judge.
Compagna and six others have appealed from convictions for violation of subdivision (d) of § 420a, Title 18 U.S.C.A.: a conspiracy to extort money from producers and exhibitors of moving pictures during the years 1935 to 1940. They rely upon some twenty assignments of error, of which the first and the most important is that there was not enough evidence to support the verdict...
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