TRIALS: Remington Convicted

In New York William Remington, former Government economist, was found guilty last week of perjury on two counts: 1) denying he had passed secret information to onetime Communist Spy Elizabeth Bentley, and 2) denying that he knew about the existence of a Young Communist League chapter at Dartmouth while a student there. The U.S. court of appeals had set aside Remington's first conviction in 1951.

Another convicted perjurer also lost a legal round last week. The U.S. court of appeals refused to set aside a lower-court decision denying a new trial to Alger Hiss.


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