Sad Smiles

The Senator gets the word

The intent was apparently to project an air of innocence, as well as optimism about the eventual outcome. The effect, however, was odd, to say the least. As New Jersey's Democratic Senator Harrison Williams entered a Long Island, N.Y., federal courtroom for the somber business of being sentenced to prison, he was smiling. Through most of the nearly one-hour court session, he was smiling. He left the courtroom smiling. But when Judge George Pratt ordered him to spend three years behind bars (out of a maximum of 15) and pay a $50,000 fine, Williams showed a deeper...

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