Mt. Tom Brewery Defendants Deny Guilt At Boston

by Laurel | December 1st, 2011

Prohibition issues. Again!

01 December 1925

Federal Court Holds Officials in $1000 Bonds — Employees Released for $500 Each

Boston — Twenty-eight defendants, said to be identified with the management of the Mt. Tom Brewery in Willimansett, pleaded not guilty to a charge of violating the prohibition laws in the federal court here this afternoon. Judge James M. Cronin, of Holyoke, secretary of the organization, in answer to the indictment of the brewery itself, pleaded not guilty.

William T. Tuohey of New york, president of the concern; James M. Cronin of Holyoke, secretary, and Walter A. Weintergarten of Holyoke, brewmaster, each furnished bail of $1000.

Bail in the amount of $500 each was received from the other 25 defendants, who are George and Raymond Fountain of Springfield, and the following employees, Paul Martin, Edward Lebonte, Arthur Plouffe, John Lappan, Joseph Sampson, Joseph L. Marion, Albert Lavigne, Maurice O’Donnell and Adelorde Parenteau, all of Holyoke; Hubert Hatcher, Fred Miller and Alois Anitzberger of Springfiekd; Peter Bailey, Fred Diller, Otto Toepfer, Herman Toepfer, Edward Beauchamp, Armand Fredette, Donat Guinard, David Raymond, Camille Gendron, Napoleon Bondreau and William Larey, all of Chicopee.

Tuohey said in court that he had quit the office of president in the corporation since the indictment was returned and that another man had been given the position. The bail was furnished by a surety company. Not one defendant was missing, Atty. George A. Bacon of Springfield keeping his promise to produce them all.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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