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"Q Do you know anything with reference to an alleged conversation that he had with Mr. Hoover?

A I only have a hearsay recollection that he first bullied and then later took a conciliatory attitude toward Hoover, in the hopes of bringing him to lay off of him in part of the district there, if he would stay out of the rest. That is hearsay. I did not hear it myself.

Q Were any threats of any nature conveyed to you on account of your activity with reference to this raid?

A I was told by several foreigners, at different times, who leaned into my car, and made verbal threats to me, that they would get me if I didn't stay out of those activities. My Nash car was ruined by gravel thrown in on top of the cylinders and pistons, by somebody who was evidently trying to intimidate me. I was told through political connections in the town of Cicero that if I didn't watch my step it would be just too bad.


Q Did you write a letter to Judge Drehrer, who dismissed this case, and can you state what happened to that letter after he received it?

A I wrote Judge Drehrer, condemning and blistering him for the disposition he made of this case, and evidently this letter was turned over to the Capone interests with the statement that if he was going to do their dirty work, they would have to put a muzzle on this fellow, Bragg.


Q Did you ever at any other time than the raid, have a conversation with Mr. Alphonse Capone?

A No.


Q Have you at any other times seen Mr. Alphonse Capone in any gambling establishments or places of that nature?

A I have seen him in the Cicero Court in connection with that Harlem Tavern Raid before Judge Sandusky, in the town hall of Cicero, together with his brother, Ralph, (Bottles) Capone.


Q When you saw him in the court room at that time, was he there as a spectator, or in what capacity was he there?

A Both of them were all over the place with an air of familiarity, and proprietorship as though they felt more at home there than the different citizens of the community. They pointed me out to their Sicilian friends around the hall there, in unmistakable terms, with the idea of intimidating or scaring me out.

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