CRIME: No. 26,900

A few minutes before ten one morning last week in his chambers on the sixth floor of Chicago's old Federal Court Building. Judge James Herbert Wilkerson initiated the Northern Illinois judicial district into a new custom by donning the first black robes ever to be worn in Chicago. Then he stepped into the courtroom to open case No. 26,900, the United States of America v. Samuel Insull and 16 codefendants. The charge: using the mails to defraud in the selling of $143,000,000 of securities in the Insull-controlled...

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