Judge Prevents Fund Removal in Daiches Case
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Judge Prevents Fund Removal in Daiches Case

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Mrs. Belle Daiches, widow of Eli Daiches, slain advertising agency executive, presented a petition yesterday to Circuit Court Judge Benjamin P. Epstein for an injunction, in which she asserts that her husband was “murdered at the instance of the Thomas M. Bowers Advertising Agency and its president, Louis J. Weitzman.”

The purpose of the murder was to collect $287,799 insurance on the life of her husband, she charged.

Judge Epstein immediately issued an injunction restraining the removal of $100,000 from an account in the Continental National Bank here in the name of Louis Weizman, who is a brother of Irving Weitzman, head of Dotty Lee Bakers, one of the three men under indictment for the murder.


The petitions stated that Daiches was killed by Walter Murphy, Jack London and Jerry Pilot, who since was shot to death.

She stated further that since the insurance companies paid the death claims, Louis Weitzman has withdrawn $100,000 personally and paid $33,000 of the sum to his brother Irving, checks for $15,000 and $18,000 were handed over to the Dotty Lee Bakeries last May, although the Weitzman brothers had no business dealings.

The payments were made, Mrs. Daiches alleged, as the result of a conspiracy between the brothers to murder Daiches and secure the insurance. She contends that $178,000 of the insurance money has been expended, leaving a balance in the bank of $114,994.99.


She also charged that although the advertising agency is losing money, this year Louis Weitzman increased his salary from $200 weekly to $350. She asked that the court force the return of the $100,000 already withdrawn and that she be declared the legal heiress.

Ballistic experts of the police department discovered yesterday that the same gun which was used to kill Daiches was also used in the murder of Frank Toner on August 15. Toner was a friend of Pilot. Both men were killed police said, because they knew too much about the Daiches slaying.

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