Thursday, January 5, 2012

PRISONERS

"central incisors false" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

George Spratt was convicted of conspiracy to violate the National Prohibition Act and embezzlement by a US Internal Revenue Officer.

George A. Spratt, deputy collector of internal revenue, was indicted by a Grand Jury charging that Spratt embezzled 80 gallons of wine which was government property, and that his accomplices, Edwards, Irving and Burke, knowing the property to be embezzled, received it from Spratt and appropriated it for their own use. Oakland Tribune, April 28, 1922.

That's a lot of wine "for their own use".

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps he led a life of crime in order to afford his dentist?

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