TRIALS: Guilty of Treason

In Manhattan, John David Provoo, 35, ex-U.S. Army sergeant and onetime devotee of Japanese Buddhism; was convicted of treason after a trial lasting 15 weeks (TIME, Nov. 24). Charges on which the jury found Provoo guilty: 1) offering his services to the Japanese army following his capture at Corregidor in May 1942; 2) helping to cause the execution of one fellow prisoner by denouncing him to the Japanese as "uncooperative"; 3) participating in two wartime Japanese propaganda broadcasts. The eighth U.S. citizen to be convicted of treason since World War II, Provoo was the second...

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