“Caviar to the General”; Arson to the Police

Issue 9 and Volume 53.

“Caviar to the General”; Arson to the Police Yoel Ginsberg, who at one time sold caviar to the multitude when he did business under the name of the Austrian and Russian Caviar Company, has recently been committed to the Tombs on the charge of perjury in five suits which he brought against fire insurance companies. Ginsberg had a factory at 30 Front street, Manhattan, New York, and prior to July, 1911, the insurance companies claimed that he carried $1,000 on his business. In that month he took out $2,000 more insurance, and 10 days before his fire, on November 17, 1911, he took out an additional $2,000. He was insured in five companies for $1,000 each and put in a claim for the full amount. The court dismissed the suits against the companies, adding that such perjury as it had listened to there “must be stopped.” Additional charges will be…

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