TRIALS: For Misconduct

Convicted last week for misconduct as a U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue: James P. Finnegan, 51, once a Fair Deal influence peddler and trusted crony of Harry Truman. After a nine-day trial in St. Louis' federal court, a jury found Finnegan guilty of illegally accepting some $8,000 in fees from two private companies for helping them collect a claim and a loan from the U.S. Government.


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