The People of the State of New York v. William T. Cavanagh

Case ID:
1078
Charges:
Extortion
Defendant(s) name(s):
William T Cavanagh
Crime date:
Monday, November 22, 1909
Hearing date:
Tuesday, January 11, 1910
Judge:
Warren W Foster
Prosecuting attorney(s):
Issidor Wasservogel
Defense attorney(s):
Thomas J Nolan
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Abstract:
Antonio Lobati, grocer, testifies that the defendant, William Cavanagh, entered his store in July 1910 saying that he, Lobati, had received fifty boxes of macaroni that had previously been stolen. Cavanagh had demanded sixty dollars with the threat that he would close down the store if he did not receive the money. A second witness, Lorenzo Lombardi, testifies that he had sold the macaroni to Lobati and that he had known that the macaroni had been stolen. Thomas McKay, a police officer, said he had arrested Cavanagh on the basis of a complaint by Antonio Lobati. The defendant claims that he had never met Lobati and that he had no knowledge of the macaroni. The jury returns a verdict of not guilty on the indictment for extortion.
Crime location:
Manhattan, New York