The Pittsburgh Press (May 3, 1941)
TWO ON DRAFT BOARD ACCUSED OF BRIBERY
Chicago, May 3 (UP) –
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents today charged two officers of a Chicago draft board with accepting a bribe to defer a man called for military service.
Arrested were Joseph W. Nosek, an attorney, chairman of Local Board 110, and Dr. J. P. Grządzielewski, medical examiner.
William Devereaux, chief of the FBI office, said Walter L. Kokavec, 26, turned over $35 in marked currency to Nosek after being directed to him by Grządzielewski.
Kokavec was quoted as saying he told the physician he did not “feel like going to camp for a year.” After arrangements for the payment had been made, Kokavec went to the FBI because “I didn’t like the looks of things.” Mr. Devereaux gave him marked money with which the bribe purportedly was made.
The two officers were released on a $5,000 bond pending arraignment May 9.