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The Doctors Testify


I thought that attorney Ed Gerber and the rest of the defense team, as well as the county governors and the bosses of the Republican Committee, were all running the show and for all their personal and political reasons they … Continue reading

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Trial Preparation


So I kicked the offending travel voucher back to the head auditor and she returned it to Dick Sheeran and a couple weeks later I asked the auditor what had been the outcome.  She gently replied, “Oh, you’d have to ask Mr. … Continue reading

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The Indictment


So I testified before the grand jury in the matter of the People vs. Richard Sheeran and life went on.  The only person I talked to about it was my mother. I had been hired by Dr. Gerald Grant to work … Continue reading

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1st Lt. Robert H. Dobrow, USMC


I came to the end of the story—the part where Mr. Sheeran said, “Now you can say you’ve had your first shakedown”—and then fell silent.  Guido, whose eyes had never wavered from my face, turned to look at the investigator then, in … Continue reading

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The Special Prosecutor’s Office


All the way home, I troubled about this business of telling the Special Prosecutor that I’d been subjected to a shakedown.  The Pocono Mountains turned into the rolling green hills of lower Pennsylvania as I passed Allentown and continued south.  … Continue reading

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The Hopes


In June of 1976 I moved on to a job as a gas station manager trainee.  After I was hired, I went out and bought work boots, blue work pants and the required white shirts; I also bought seven sets … Continue reading

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The Shakedown (Part I)


I was twenty-seven years old in 1974 when my fiancé, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, died when his plane crashed.  Absent a future with Bob, I thought that I should do something serious and responsible about my circumstances, so I took … Continue reading

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