Fisch And Ransom Money Aug 28, 2008 15:44:31 GMT -5
Post by Michael on Aug 28, 2008 15:44:31 GMT -5
"Two can keep a secret if one is dead". (Kevin)
Certainly dead men, and women (back then) tell no tales...and we have a lot of them in this case. However, after all of the research I have done here, I really don't believe certain people would talk. There are examples all over the place in these investigations of people refusing to talk concerning just about anything. They didn't want to die or didn't want to "rat." Yet there are many who did as well. And then there's the people talking so much nothing they say is believed.
Also in regard to Hauptmann and money. If he was "prepaid" why is there no record of it in his listomania? Why take out money to buy the car? (Kevin)
On paper, Hauptmann doesn't have the money to take that trip to California. And so the question becomes, for me anyway, where did it come from? His actions in taking this trip do not make sense in the situation, financial or otherwise, he was in.
Another thing, I was going over Rab's work on the finances. Pretty amazing stuff and more to the point, it must be incorporated into any theory of Fisch and Hauptmann. (Kevin)
I couldn't agree more. One thing I caution is not to assume everything is coming from Ransom. I think that is something that has been a fore-gone conclusion but in my opinion should not be.
Michael--do you have any evidence connecting any counterfeit money to either BRH or Fisch? (Rick)
I don't Rick. The closest I have found is that a man who worked at the Majestic Hotel the same time as Hauptmann did was arrested and sent to Lewisburg for Counterfeiting.