Sunday, December 14, 2014

GAOO STATE ARCHIVES (ODESSA): CARD SHARKS & FRAUD

SECRET REPORTS OF THE ODESSA POLICE CHIEF ABOUT A GROUP OF CARD SHARKS
(F 314, Op. 2, D. 148, L. 7)

March 20, 1910

Eugene Shumznsky, retired Lt. Colonel, organizer of games.

Peter Martinovich, retired Lt. Colonel---Author of pamphlet, “Among the Gamblers”,sentenced to arrest in Odessa district court for publishing a brochure with false information about some people (?).

Nicknamed “Pushkin”, among the card players, Zinovy Golender, a young man, without means, whose father was a representative in a Russian foreign trade bank, was involved in playing for small amounts.





REPORT TO THE CHIEF DETECTIVE OF THE COURT INVESTIGATOR, 1ST SECTION: ODESSA FRAUD CASE: F. ROTHSTEIN
(F. 314, Op. 2, D. 9. L. 317)

December 27, 1913

Feodor Moiseyevich Rothstein received promissory notes for consideration in local banks:
Naftula Dubinsky--550 R., 85 k.
Abram Gikoeatov—120 R.
M. Flikshteyn & M. Ulyanetsky—515 R
David Eisenberg—300 R.
Leiser Korn—1487 R, 95 k. &53 R., 50 k. in cash
Mendel Roitman and Joseph Khandozhko Firm—bills valued at 153 R.
Mordkhai Pavlik—243 R, 90 k.
Ayeika Fraynberg—1200 R.
Joseph Kogan—640 R.
Joseph Mitnick—513 R.
Osher Pronina—225 R.
H. Ginsberg & A. Kogan Trading House—100 R.
Israel Levin—375 R.
Shimon Kushnir—700 R.
Yankelya Moshnyager—250 R.
Zelman Kafegauz—491 R.
Burke Kordun—222 R.
Isaac OchakovskyT—282 R.
Gersha-Shpemy Tatakovsky—2000R.
Jacob Kirzhner—245 R.

Rothstein put these notes into an account in local banks, withdrew money from them, and fled abroad. According to victims, he wasn’t living in  the city of Odessa, but in Constantinople, Turkey.