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Ten Dismissed in Poultry War Investigation when Witnesses Remain Silent

Lack of evidence. due to alleged intimidation witnessed led to the discharge in Gates Avenue court, Brooklyn, of ten menaced by the police of complicity in the bombing of the home of Joseph Hasenfratz, an independent poultry dealer, on August 19. The men were freed by Magistrate Louis H. Reynolds, before whom they were arraigned on charges of malicious mischief.

Both the magistrate and Sylvester Sabbatino, Assistant District Attorney, remarked on the intimidation of Hasfratz and his witnesses by gangsters said to be in the employ of the “poultry trust.” Hasenfratz and six witnesses reversed to testify against the ten men when they were brought before the coat, saying that their lives would be endangered if they did so.

The men who were freed were David Dickman, David Hishon, Arthur Herbert, Charles Herbert, Joseph Wiener, Meyer Shapiro, Max Keslin, Sidney Rosenstein, Julius. Rosenstein and David Kaurman.