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ATTACHMENT No. 3.—Check No. 20523— Dated September 22, 1971: Payee:

Viscount Agency, Inc.; Amount, $25,000

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ATTACHMENT No. 4.-Check No. 21145— Dated October 18, 1971: Payee:

Viscount Agency, Inc.; Amount, $20,000

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COUNTY OF NEW YORK,
State of New York, 88:

1, Henry Brown, 2185 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, New York, having been advised of my rights, make the following statements voluntarily and freely to John Tschirhart and Michael Cesario wbo have identified themselves to me as investigators for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate Government Operations Committee. I have not been coerced or intimidated in any way.

Mr. Louis C. Ostrer or Mr. Seymour Greenfield contacted me concerning the cashing of Kings Lafayette Bank cashiers check #103-001918. This check which was dated January 27, 1971 was for $25,000 and was made payable to me (See Attachment #1). Mr. Michael McEnroe signed this check on behalf of the Kings Lafayette Bank. At Ostrer's or Greenfield's direction, I cashed the check; giving the money to them or one of their associates-either Mr. William Kilroy, Mr. William Felner, or Mr. Sonny Ratoff. I gave Ostrer or his associates the cash either a few days before the check was presented to me or the same day it was presented.

In a similar manner, I also cashed Sutter Agency Inc. check #186 for Ostrer or Greenfield. This check which was dated April 14, 1971 was for $5,000 and was made payable to me. (See Attachment #2). At Ostrer or Greenfield's direction, I gave the cash to either of them or to one of their associates (Messrs. Kilroy, Felner or Ratoff). This cash was given to the above named parties either a few days before the check was presented to me or the same day it was presented. The above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

HENRY BROWN. Sworn to before me this 28th day of July in the year 1972 A.D.

PEARL STARK,

Notary Public, State of New York. Qualified in Nassau County, Commission Expires March 30, 1973.

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COUNTY OF NEW YORK,
State of New York, 88:

I. Henry Brown, 2185 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, New York, having been advised of my rights, make the following statements voluntarily and freely to John Tschirhart and Michael Cesario who have identified themselves to me as investigators for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate Government Operations Committee. No threats or promises have been made to me to induce me to execute this statement. I freely consent to the placing of this affidavit into the record in any hearing, closed or public, of the above named Subcommittee.

For the past 40 years I have been in the factoring business in New York City. For 35 years I owned and operated Midtown Commercial Corporation at 301 West 39th Street, New York City. I no longer operate as Midtown Commercial Corporation, having retired from this capacity five years ago.

As a factor I have known Louis C. Ostrer for approximately 15 years and have cashed approximately $1,000,000 in checks for him during the past three years. At the present time, I still have considerable dealings with Mr. Ostrer. In fact, Mr. Ostrer currently owes me about $250,000.

Because I keep no records, I cannot recall the details of specific transactions I have had with Mr. Ostrer. However, in general, Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Seymour Greenfield would contact me concerning the cashing of a check they had in their possession or the advancing of funds on a check which they expected to receive in the near future. I would cash the check in question or advance the money

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on the expected check, giving the money to Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield or one of their associates either a Mr. William Kilroy, Mr. William Felner, or Mr. Sonny Ratoff, who is my nephew. Mr. Ratoff is no longer employed as an associate of Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield. However, I would only cash checks or advance money at either Mr. Ostrer's or Mr. Greenfield's direction. For these services, I would charge only a nominal fee—such as $50.00 or $100.00 depending upon the amount of the check. With regard to specific checks:

(1) Check No. 6944 from Executive Life Insurance Company of New York dated 1/25/71 payable to Cy R. Snyder for $50,000. I cashed this check for either Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield and deposited the check in my account. As I stated previously, either Messrs. Ostrer, Greenfield, or one of their associates (Messrs. Kilroy, Felner or Ratoff) was given the $50,000 in cash. I did not give the cash to Mr. Cy Reeves Snyder, the payee of the check. From previous conversation I had with Mr. Snyder, however, I knew he approved of the transactions. In fact, he told me that Messrs. Ostrer or Greenfield had a Power of Attorney to use his signature.

(2) Check No. 6945 from Executive Life Insurance Company of New York dated 1/25/71, payable to Cy R. Snyder Agency, Inc., for $35,000. I cashed this check for Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield, giving them or their associates a total of $35,000 in cash. As with the preceding check Mr. Snyder approved of this transaction.

(3) Check No. 20523 from Trans World Life Insurance Company, dated 9/22/71. payable to Viscount Agency, Inc., for $25,000. I cashed this check for Mr. Greenfield giving him or his associates (Mr. Kilroy, Mr. Felner, or Mr. Ratoff) $25,000 in cash.

(4) Check No. 21145 from Trans World Life Insurance Company, dated 10/18/71, payable to Viscount Agency, Inc., for $20,000. I cashed this check for Mr. Greenfield giving him, or his associates, $20,000 in cash.

(5) Kings Lafayette cashiers check No. 103-001918 dated 127/71, payable to Henry Brown for $25,000. Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield contacted me concerning the cashing of this check. Mr. Michael McEnroe signed this check on behalf of the Kings Lafayette Bank. At Ostrer's or Greenfield's direction, I cashed the check, giving the money to them or one of their associates (Mr. Kilroy, Mr. Felner or Mr. Ratoff.)

(6) Check No. 186 from Sutter Agency, Inc. dated 4/14/71, payable to Henry Brown for $5,000. I cashed this check for Mr. Ostrer or Mr. Greenfield, and gave $5,000 in cash either to one of them or one of their associates.

(7) Check No. 26516 from Trans World Life Insurance Company dated 5/11/72 payable to Dina Gelman Agency for $6,724.25. I cashed this check for Mr. Ostrer, Mr. Greenfield or Mrs. Gelman, and gave either to them or one of their associates $6,724.25 in cash.

Some of the cash given on the above seven (7) checks may have been advanced up to several weeks before I was actually presented with the checks. In such cases, upon receipt of the check I would merely offset against the face amount of the check the monies advanced against it and give Messrs. Ostrer, Greenfield or their associates only the remaining amount due on the check. However, in any event, I gave cash for the full face amount of these checks either before or after I received them.

I have read the foregoing affidavit of four pages, each of which I have initialed. To the best of my knowledge, the information contained herein is true and correct.

HENRY BROWN. Sworn to before me this 8th day of September in the year 1972 A.D.

BARNUM BRICKIN,

Notary Public, State of New York. Qualified in Nassau County, Commission Expires March 30, 1973.

APPENDIX XX
COUNTY OF KINGS
State of New York, 88.

I, Michael McEnroe, Vice President of the Kings Lafayette Bank, 200 Montague Street, Brooklyn, New York, having been advised of my rights, make the following statements voluntarily and freely to John Tschirhart and Michael Cesario who

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