National Affairs: Closing the Book

The Supreme Court also closed the book on one of the last of the Truman Administration scandals last week: it refused to review the convictions of Matthew J. Connelly, appointments secretary to President Truman, and Theron Lamar ("Sweet Thing") Caudle, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department's tax division. They were fined $2,500 and sentenced to two years in prison each for conspiring to fix a tax case during their days in power. Although Connelly and Caudle can ask the Supreme Court to reconsider, their chances are indeed remote.


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