CRIME: The King Meets a Christian

Louisiana's Sheriff Frank J. Clancy is every inch a king. For the past 22 years he has ruled the delta flats and neon jungles of Jefferson Parish, near New Orleans. Clancy was at his imperial best when the U.S. Senate's crime investigators swooped into Louisiana last month with embarrassing questions about gambling, whorehouses and bookie joints. He received the investigators with proper hauteur and met their questions with regal silence.

But when the Senators prepared to crown King Clancy with a contempt citation, the thought of rubbing shoulders with all those commoners in...

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