BUNKO CHARGE TO BE AIRED.
Trial of William Fleming for Swindling Cleveland Man Set For Today.
Originally Published In The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Monday, April 12, 1909, Page 5.
South Bend, Ind., April 12 – After the lapse of one year the bunko-steering charge against William Fleming of Cleveland O. came up for trial in the superior court of St. Joseph county, in this city today. Fleming, who is charged with swindling W. J. Springborn, member of the board of public service of Cleveland and close friend of Mayor Tom Johnson of that city arrived in South Bend Saturday morning in the same car with J. P. Dawkey, attorney for Springborn. The victim charges that he lost $10,000 by betting on a fake wrestling match.
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BUNKOED IN FAKE BOUT. Cleveland Official Has Two Men Arrested After Losing $10,000, The Washington Post, April 8, 1908, page 8.
Politician Taken to Indiana. The Evening Telegram, Thursday, April 9, 1908, Page 3.
Fake Wrestling Promoter Held At South Bend. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sunday Morning, April 19, 1908, Page 20.
BIG SWINDLE TO BE AIRED. Wrestling Bunko Case Is to Be Called Monday, The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Thursday, December 24, 1908, Page 5.
Alleged Bunco Steerer Disappears. Coshocton Daily Times, (Coshocton, Ohio), December 29, 1908, Page 3.
SWINDLER IS SENTENCED Prison Doors Swing for Wm. Fleming, Bunko Man. The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Thursday, June 17, 1909, Page 5.
Fleming Case Affirmed. The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Tuesday, May 24, 1910, Page 1.
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