The Press: Crime & Punishment

After deliberating for only 88 minutes, a Manhattan jury last week convicted three minor figures in the acid blinding of Labor Columnist Victor Riesel (TIME, Sept. 10 et ante). Two were sentenced to five years in federal prison, the other to two years. Scheduled for trial this week: Mob Chief Johnny Dio (real name: Dioguardi), 42, charged with plotting the attack to keep Riesel from testifying in a grand-jury investigation of trucking-and garment-industry rackets.


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