September 17, 1943

Accused Nazi Spies Indicted
DETROIT, Mich.—Espionage charges were levied against eight persons here today. The four men and four women are accused of spying for Nazi Germany. The indictments were handed down by a federal grand jury and the specific charges are conspiracy under the Wartime Espionage Act. According to United States Attorney John C. Lehr, the indictment accuses the eight of conspiring to “…communicate, deliver, and transmit to the German Reich and its various representatives…” information including photographs, blueprints, and sketches. The penalty faced by the accused may be execution. Two of the accused men were arrested earlier today, but the other six individuals have been in custody since August 24. The indictment also named sixteen other individuals from Budapest, Stockholm, and Lisbon as co-conspirators.

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