Convicted last week on 31 counts of contempt of Congress: horse-loving, track-following, fast-living Frank Brewster, boss of the eleven-state Western Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Brewster refused to answer questions put to him last January by the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee because, said his lawyers, the committee was exceeding its authority. Moreover, they argued, he had purged himself by answering later before the labor-investigating McClellan committee. Federal District Judge John J. Sirica disagreed on both points. Maximum possible sentence on each of the 31 contempt counts: one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.


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