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UNITED STATES v. RABENA

March 21, 1972

UNITED STATES of America
v.
Fred M. RABENA et al.


John W. Lord, Jr., District Judge.


The opinion of the court was delivered by: LORD, JR.

JOHN W. LORD, JR., District Judge.

 The defendants have been convicted by a jury pursuant to a two count indictment charging them with violating 18 U.S.C.A. § 894 (Supp. 1972) and 18 U.S.C.A. § 1952. Immediately upon the recording of the verdict, the Government moved that each of the defendants be held without bail pending imposition of sentence, pursuant to 18 U.S.C.A. § 3148 (Supp. 1972). The Court set Monday, March 20, 1972 for a hearing with regard to the merits of the Government's motion. After an extensive trial and a thorough Bail Revocation Hearing, we make the following:

 FINDINGS OF FACT

 1. On March 13, 1972, each of the defendants was convicted by a jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania of violations of 18 U.S.C.A. § 894 (Supp. 1972), "Collections of Extensions of Credit by Extortionate Means," and 18 U.S.C.A. § 1952, "Interstate Travel in Aid of a Racketeering Enterprise: Extortion."

 2. The extortion of which defendants were convicted arose from a gambling debt owed to defendant Fred M. Rabena by Martin Bruskin in the amount of $845.00.

 3. There was evidence introduced at trial from which the jury could have found:

 (a) That Joseph Rota threatened Martin Bruskin in an attempt to collect this debt.

 (b) That Fred Rabena threatened Martin Bruskin's sister in an attempt to collect this debt.

 (c) That during the evening of October 19, 1970, Fred Rabena and Joseph Rota took Martin Bruskin by force from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the St. George Motel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

 (d) That while enroute, Martin Bruskin was beaten by Joseph Rota.

 (e) That Martin Bruskin was held captive by Fred Rabena, Joseph Rota and Phillip LaPlaca at gunpoint and was beaten periodically.

 (f) That Martin Bruskin was forced to call his father, Harry Bruskin, in an attempt to satisfy the debt.

 (g) That Fred Rabena and Joseph Rota went to Harry Bruskin's store to receive payment while Martin Bruskin was still being ...


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