CRIME: Artful Dodger

Convicting ex-Congressman Andrew Jackson May of Kentucky was a speedy matter—it took a federal jury less than two hours to find him guilty of taking bribes from wartime Munitions Makers Henry & Murray Garsson and conspiring to defraud the U.S. (TIME, Feb. 3, 1947 et seq.). But getting Handy Andy to serve his prison sentence of eight months to two years was not so easy.

Last week, two years and four months after the conviction, after one unsuccessful appeal to the Circuit Court and two to the Supreme Court, Andy May was still...

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