WASHINGTON (Oct. 2)
The District of Columbia Grand Jury this morning indicted Fraser S. Gardner, aide of Silver Shirt leader William Dudley Pelley, on two perjury counts arising from Gardner’s testimony before the Dies Committee investigating un-American activities.
District Attorney David Pine made arrangements to place Gardner under arrest immediately and holding him pending receipt of a $15,000 bond.
The indictment of Gardner, Washington anti-Semitic “legislative research expert,” was the first criminal action to grow out of the Dies committee’s investigation. He is charged with attempting to obtain a post as investigator for the committee while being associated with Pelley, whose affairs were probed by the committee.