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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

June 4, 1953 Harold Leader is not a man of few words. Or minced words. He is one of a group of persons who are planning, shortly, to start a house of ex-cons in Los Angeles. And he has every … Continue reading

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Old convict

May 2, 1957 Los Angeles Police officers had a kindly affection for old "Toothpick Charlie." At 93, the dapper, neatly dressed man known as James J. Fitzpatrick, James Hennesy and James Flannery had been  working his cons since before they … Continue reading

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