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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1912, Image 6',
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BRANDT. -RELEASED:. ON BAIL INVESTIGATORS TO,
GO DEEP -INTO MYSTERIOUS 30-YEAR SENTENCE
New York, Feb. 28'. Af te'r five
years in the shadow of the gray
walls of - Dannemoro 'prison,
Folke E. Brandt, former valet of
Mortimer -L. Schiff, was released
on bail today.
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' Howard Gans.
ed the decision of Justice Gerard,
who "declared that the 30-year
sentence imposed on Brandt was
Brandt will-remain with his
lawyer until-he has -testified be
fore the grand jury, which is in
vestigating conspiracy charges in
connection -with the original sen-
tence, and then he will be taken
to a place in Minnesota arranged
for him by U. S. Senator Knute
Why was Brandt sentenced to ,
30 years for burglary by Judge
Rosalsky? On the answering of this ques
tion hinge.s the alleged conspir
acy. It was his first burglary of- '
fense. He said he had not broken
into the" house, but had entered
through the servants' apart
ments. He was accused of steal
ing a pin valued at $150. Taking,
these things into consideration,
Brandt should properly havet
been sent to the reformatory. J
Then why did Judge Rosalsky
fix such aheavy penalty?
That is what the grand jury is-t
trying to solve, and a synopsis of
the case to the present time gives r
hints of the reason.
In November, 1906, Brandt
was dismissed by Schiff for "writ-
ing an insulting letter to Mrs.
Schiff.'' The letter was given out
by the millionaire. It is an avowal
of love from the valet to Mrs.
Brandt was arrested at Setoffs
"bank four months after, charged
with burglary. The stickpin was
the loot mentioned. Schiff said
he was assaulted by a man in his .
home. Turning on the light, he
discovered it was Brandt, partial
ly dressed. He says Brandt de
manded money, but was persuad
ed to leave the house and come to.,
the bank in three days. When
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