CRIME: Roasted Peanut Vendor

Waxy little John Maragon, once a brassy man about Washington with a White House pass and the ear of Major General Harry Vaughan, found last week that he had no influence with a federal jury. Even his attorney's plea that Maragon was only "a peanut vendor among princes" was no help. The jury found that he had lied to a Senate subcommittee in last summer's investigation of Washington five-percenters, found him guilty on two counts of perjury.

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