UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MR. ROBERT ROYSLTON
For the Plaintiff
MR. THOMAS CHANDLER & MR. PAUL CELLA
For the Defendant
The above-entitled matter came up for hearing on Bill to Cancel Naturalization, on the 16th day of December, 1954, at Tucson, Arizona, before the HON. JAMES A WALSH, United States District Judge, and the following is a partial transcript of proceedings had, to wit:
EVO DE CONCINI
called as a witness herein, having been first duly sworn, testified on his oath as follows:
BY MR. CHANDLER:
Q: Would you state your name, please?
A: Evo De Concini.
Q: Where do you live, Mr. De Concini?
Q: How long have you lived in Tucson?
A: Thirty-four years.
Q: During the period of time that you have lived in Arizona have you held any particular public jobs or positions?
A: Yes, I have.
Q: Would you tell me very briefly what they were?
A: I was judge of the Superior Court for six years, Attorney General for one year and four years on the Arizona Supreme Court as one of the justices.
Q: That goes without saying then you are an attorney and member of the bar of this state?
A: Yes, I have been a member for a little over twenty years.
Q: Are you acquainted with Mr. Joseph Bonnano, the gentleman who sits here?
A: Yes, I know him.
Q: How long have you known Mr. Bonnano?
A: Since 1942 or '43, but I think it is 1942.
Q: Where did you meet him?
A: Met him at the Old Pueblo Club at a luncheon.
Q: That is here in Tucson?
A: In Tucson, yes.
Q: Have you seen him frequently since that time?
A: Yes, I have.
Q: Have those times of seeing him been periodic, regular, or how would you classify them, Judge?
A: Well, periodic because I was living in Phoenix for five years and during those years I didn't see him very often. Occasionally, when I came down to Tucson I would see him and in Phoenix when he came to my office, and once to my home.
Q: Do you have mutual acquaintances?
Q: Are there few or many mutual acquaintances?
A: There are quite a few. Mr. Anderson just testified whom I have known; Mr. Bill Anthony, the furniture man, and there are a number, like Joe Vantone (phonetic), members of the American-Italian Club, and a retired doctor; a Dr. Meknay (phonetic), and Gus Patella (phonetic) from Eloy, a very close friend of Mr. Bonnano's and a friend of mine. (Editor's comment: It is very unusual for phonetic spellings to be found in court transcripts.)
Q: Are there others you have not mentioned?
A: Yes, there are a number of people in town in business whom I know. I know Mr. Barry -- one of the salesmen --
MR ROYLSTON: If I may interrupt, Judge, I object to naming these mutual acquaintances. I have no objection they have numerous ones, but I think who they are and what they do is immaterial.
THE COURT: The objection will be sustained.
Q: (By Mr. Chandler) Judge, are you acquainted with Mr. Bonnano's reputation in this community for truth and veracity?
A: Yes, I am.
Q: What, in your opinion, is his reputation for truth and veracity?
A: I believe it is very good. In fact, I believe it is excellent.
MR. CHANDLER: Cross-examine.
MR. ROYLSTON: No questions.
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