Annals of Crime #72


Original Caption:

New York -- Herman Scholz, 50-year-old chauffeur, escorted by a member of the Queens District Attorney's staff as he was brought in for questioning in the Serge Rubinstein murder case. Police, who had trailed him for several days, charged that Scholz had been involved in a previous plot on the financier's life. Authorities said the chauffeur told them he possessed venetian blind cord, surgical tape and a number of weapons. Rubinstein was found bound with venetian blind cord and gagged with adhesive tape on the floor of his bedroom in his Fifth Avenue mansion January 27. He had been strangled. The investigation was made difficult by the fact that Rubinstein had many enemies. (1955)

3 comments:

Vanwall said...

If he'd lived long enough, he could've made some serious change from Madoff's clients.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

All 3 of these guys look like they're from Central Casting. "Get me a (1) a young idealistic cop to appeal to the ladies, (2) a weary yet cynical veteran cop for his partner, and oh yeah, (3) i also need a crooked chauffeur whose gotten in over his head."

swac said...

Hmmm...well, we've got Sterling Hayden and Jim Backus to play the cops...