Title: "Buys Land for Aliens," Seattle Times, 7/1/1924, (ddr-densho-56-391)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-391



That he had purchased property in Seattle in his own name for a Japanese client because the owner "might object to selling land to a Japanese," was the testimony this morning of Alfred T. White, formerly an immigration inspector and interpreter, on trial in Federal Judge W.H. Sawtelle's court, charged with misuse of powers of attorney.

White insisted he did not receive a fee for doing this but admitted he had been paid by his client for being his business representative.

Through Assistant United States Attorney C.T. McKinney, the government got in as evidence this morning checks amounting in all to more than $3,000 which were either paid to or signed by Y. Icheuchi, formerly an associate of White, and by Attorney Ralph H. Higgins. Higgins was called to the stand and explained his connection with the case.

A verdict is expected by tonight. The closing arguments were in progress shortly before noon and Judge Sawtelle's instructions were scheduled to be given by 3 o'clock.

The case resulted from indictments charging White with misuse of attorney powers in connection with internal revenue rebates to Japanese.

Y. Icheuchi, who also has been indicted, was the main government witness and his testimony charges that there was an understanding whereby names of Japanese were to be forged and the money obtained from the government.