World: Less Than a Pound

"Ward is dead," pleaded Barrister Jeremy Hutchinson last week. "Profumo is disgraced. And now I know your lordship will resist the temptation to take what I might call society's pound of flesh." It was no Antonio in the prisoner's dock at the Old Bailey, but cool, green-suited Christine Keeler (130 Ibs.), and the quality of mercy was not strained. Noting that she had been "under pressure, under fear and under domination," Judge Sir Anthony Hawke sentenced Christine to nine months in jail for perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice (maximum possible sentence for perjury alone: seven years).

With her roommate, Paula Hamilton-Marshall,...

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