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Fritz Kuhn Held in $5,000 Bail As Embezzler of Bund Funds

May 28, 1939
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Arrested yesterday in a Pennsylvania village, Fritz Kuhn, leader of the German-American Bund, was placed in the New York police line-up today and arraigned in General Sessions Court on an indictment charging him with embezzling sums of money totaling $14,548.59 from the Bund. He pleaded not guilty and was held by Judge Cornelius F. Collins in bail of $5,000.

The indictment against Kuhn was handed up yesterday. Three New York detectives trailed him to Pennsylvania, where he was arrested and waived extradition. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, who obtained the indictment, said “the indictment shows that Kuhn is just a common thief.” He added that it looked very much as if Kuhn were in flight when arrested.

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