National Affairs: Three-Time Loser

One of the presidential candidates in the 1952 election drew a prison term last week. The loser: Vincent Hallinan, 57, high-fee San Francisco lawyer, who got 140,138 votes for President on the ticket of the Communist-backed Progressive Party. The sentence: $50,000 fine and 18 months' imprisonment for evading $36,739 in federal income taxes.

For 1947-50, according to the Government's charges, Hallinan reported only 20% of his law income. Furthermore, he wrote off as business expenses a gymnasium and a swimming pool in his Telegraph Hill dacha. Other deductions included boxing and tumbling lessons for his six sons.

When Hallinan begins serving his term,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!