Simon to Call Gellis Charges Frame-up Plan

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Assistant District Attorney James Garrett Wallace expects to announce tomorrow whether the bribery demand charge made by Abe Gellis against Arthur Simon, suspended confidential food investigator for the Health Department, will be aired before the Grand Jury or a magistrate’s court. Simon is preparing material which he believes will prove conclusively that the case is a “frame-up.”

Gellis, an official of Isaac Gellis Inc., food provisions firm, declares Simon offered to “fix” a kosher laws violation summons issued to his concern, provided the investigator received $250.

Information which came to light yesterday revealed that according to Gellis’ statement made before Wallace, Simon allegedly demanded $500 to be turned over to Goldstein as compensation for injuries the inspector charges he received when he visited the Gellis establishment last Monday.

ACTIONS PENDING

Three separate actions are now pending as a result of the clash between the Simon department and the Gellis firm. The first will be an open court hearing to clarify Gellis’ bribery demand charge against Simon and the suspended investigator’s counter-charge that the provisions executive is at tempting to “frame” him.

The second is the kosher laws violation of which the Gellis company is accused, and which Gellis claims offered to “fix” for $500—a sum which Gellis told Wallace he prevailed upon Simon to reduce to $250.

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