CRIME: Top Dodger

For one home-front scoundrel of World War II, the day of reckoning had arrived. He was the highfalutinest of U.S. draft-dodgers, Serge Rubinstein, 38, who made several millions as a wartime Wall Street adventurer (TIME, May 6, 1946). In Manhattan's federal court last week, fat, shifty-eyed Serge Rubinstein was found guilty of giving his draft board false information about 1) his dependents and 2) his essentiality to some of the 17 oil and aviation companies he controlled. His sentence: 2½ years in jail, plus a $50,000 fine. If he behaved himself, Rubinstein would be...

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