Sport Grafters in Two Hundred Thousand

Originally Published in The Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada), Tuesday, October 28, 1913, Page 5.

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 – The bond of William Demetral, the Greek wrestler arrested Saturday on a charge of conspiracy, was fixed at $8000 today in the criminal court.

Demetral is charged by William A Schmidt, a photographer, with defrauding him of $4000 by means of a fake wrestling match in Toldeo, Ohio September 1. Assistant States attorney Murphy said that a syndicate of fake sporting event swindlers with headquarters in Chicago had made $200,000 by fraud recently.


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