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Louis Leisman

Leisman was the janitor in a building where Whittaker Chambers and his family lived in Baltimore. Leisman gave the defense an affidavit for its motion for a new trial, casting doubt on Chambers' claim that he employed  Edith Murray as a maid in his building. Leisman said he knew all the tenants in the building and that none of them employed a maid. The government tried to undermine Leisman's credibility, claiming he was an alcoholic and an irresponsible drifter. Leisman complained of harassment by the FBI after he filed his affidavit.