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A number of criminals seeking to evade the hand of the law have made their way into Biro-Bidjan, it became known here when it was learned steps would be taken to check up carefully on all who register as candidates for migration to the Jewish autonomous region in the Far East.

One of those known to have smuggled himself into the territory is Halubenko, a notorious Ukrainian pogrom leader and bandit who has been tried a number of times. Halubenko came to Biro-Bidjan as a builder, representing himself as being from Kiev and calling himself “Maze.” His appearance aroused general suspicion, and it was subsequently learned his documents had been forged.

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