Charged with defrauding by promising to gain Jewish students admission into medical schools, Beard John Dupree and Martin I. Phillips were held for Special Sessions by Magistrate Thomas Aurelio in Tombs Court yesterday.
Bail for Dupree was increased from $500 to $2,500 on the request of Assistant District Attorney Maurice G. Wahl, who said he had evidence that Dupree practiced fraud in other counties.
Evidence was presented in court showing that Dupree told Phillips he could get two or three students into medical school each term, and that Phillips, on the basis of Dupree’s statement, made an agreement with Louis Vogel, a clothing manufacturer, to get his son Joseph into New York University Medical College, although the boy did not have proper qualifications.
Wahl exhibited Dupree’s business card, which stated he is a member of the New York bar. Dupree admitted on the stand that he is a member of the Georgia but not of the New York bar.
Dupree denied saying he could get anybody into medical school, and claimed he tried to get Vogel into N. Y. U. only at the request of Phillips.
Others who testified were: Professor W. C. McTavish, N. Y. U. professor of chemistry, Louis Vogel and Harry Lichtblau, the officer who arrested the defendants.