Foreign News: Great Swindles

In London, where some of the world's greatest swindles are performed (Londoner Clarence Hatry still holds the record with his $67,000,000 job—TIME, Oct. 21, 1929 et seq.), Justice dealt in Old Bailey Court last week with Brynar James Owen. Swindler Owen, soon after the recent Imperial Conference of the Empire Prime Ministers (TIME, Oct. 13 et seq.), walked into the office of International Harvester Company of Great Britain, Ltd. He said that he was the director of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering & Research at Oxford University, a project financed by the Ministry...

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