GEORGIA: Jury of Peerers

Stepping down last January after four years as Governor of Georgia, frog-voiced, race-baiting Marvin Griffin left some mighty scuffy footprints on the sands of time. Griffin aides and allies, including his brother Cheney Griffin (TIME, April 14, 1958), have been indicted on 20 charges, among them embezzlement, theft, tax-record falsification, payroll padding, fraud, perjury and contempt. Georgia is out of pocket an estimated $10 million. Last week, the rare crime of embracery* was added. In Atlanta, Griffin-favored Tractor Dealer H. (for Herbert) Candler Jones, 45, was convicted for offering a $10,000...

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