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Erwin P. Werner testifies in court, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa March 2, 1935]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Erwin P. Weinblatt sits at the witness stand with his hands clasped.
The Italo Petroleum Corporation was originally charged with trying to defraud investors, saddle them with heavy losses over the failed purchase of another oil company. The fraud was allegedly conducted through letters mailed to the investors, hence the charge of mail fraud. Justice Gavin Craig, former political figure Helen Werner, and political lobbyist Joseph Weinblatt were all tried for attempting to bribe the U.S. Attorney General on behalf of the Italo Petroleum Corp.
Text from negative sleeve: Werner, Erwin P. + Helen no contact prints made
Handwritten on negative: E. P. Werner
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Werner, Erwin P., (Erwin Peter), 1893-1975
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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