CRIME: Thanks

"Thank you. Judge, thank you." said one Alex Nothy, convicted Miami bootlegger, when sentenced last week to pay a $50 fine.

"Don't thank me!" roared Judge Halsted L. Ritter. "To thank a court or jury for doing its duty is an insult. Your fine is raised to $75."

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