City Personnel Director Reveals Past Gamblers
Silent on Present Payroll
The director of the Budget Personnel Department of Cambridge yesterday revealed the names of the two convicted gamblers who had been on the city payroll, but he refused to state whether or not any were still employed.
Owen S. McCall revealed that Arthur "Sonny" Dunnett and Francis J. Judd, both of whom are serving terms in a federal penitentiary for violations of the gambling stamp act, had been on the city payroll for several years.
Both Dunnett and Judd were employed in the Public Works Department at the time of their arrest in 1953. McCall added that Dunnett had been "employed as a bookkeeper for several months" and that both men had been employees since 1948.
He added that "of course, the men are not on the payroll now, but the city can hire anyone it wishes, and what the men do outside working hours does not always receive official notice."
Dunnett and Judd were arrested in 1953 by Cambridge Police Sergt. Daniel A. Cosgrove. Cosgrove recently figured in a city council hearing on his demotion.
Meanwhile, an official of the Massachusetts Special Crime Commission revealed that it would file a "detailed" report on gambling activities and organized crime with the legislature in three or four weeks.
The Commission's preliminary report, the official stated, disclosed that 278 hearings had been held and 212 witnesses had been summoned. "That shows how serious the situation is," he added.
Charles E. Pelletier, Office Manager of the Commission's Boston office, had previously stated that the Commission "was watching" the situation in Cambridge.