MEXICO: Point of Honor

From a hole in the wall of Mexico City's penitentiary, guards extracted a counterfeiting outfit and 200 phony $20 U.S. bills. The proprietor was inmate Luis Eduardo Shelley Hernández, counterfeiter extraordinary, graduate of Atlanta and Alcatraz.

Born in Venezuela and claiming a Spanish father who was once Ambassador to France, Señor Shelley's gentlemanliness wrecked his latest effort. In return for some of the $20 bills, a fellow inmate offered the hand of his daughter, not in marriage. When Shelley indignantly refused, the pimping parent betrayed the man of honor to the guards.


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