Law: Contempt

Charles L. Craig, Comptroller— and, therefore, chief financial official —of the City of New York, has been four years " at law." As a net result he is sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Why? Soon after the War, one of the great New York traction companies (the B. R. T.) went bankrupt. A receiver was appointed by a Federal Judge, Julius Mayer. The receivership was partly responsible to the Judge.

Traction is always mixed up with city politics, and on Oct. 6, 1919, Comptroller Craig wrote a public letter bitterly attacking Judge...

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