Will Not Appeal The Locke Law Case.: Directors at New Orleans Accept a Fine and Prison Sentence Is Suspended., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-23


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WILL NOT APPEAL THE LOCKE LAW CASE. Directors at New Orleans Accept a Fine and Prison Sentence Is Snspended. New Orleans. La.. May 22. Fines of 00. with terms of seven months each in the Parish prison. were given to the nine officials of the Basteeaa Mens Kacing Association by Judge Chretien in the Criminal District Court today. The prison terms, on motion of Attorney John 1". Sullivan for the P.usiness Mens Kacing Association, were suspended by the court. The charge was violation of the I.ocke law. in tin- recent investigation and Dial of the betting system at the Fair t! rounds race track. As announced, the Kiisincss Mens Kacing Asso eiatioi: officials proposed then not to fight the case lbiaaa.ll the higher courts. The officials in the case are Dr. Ocorge MacDiarmid. president; Phillip F. Otto. L. D. Ihlorto. Yictor Lebeati. A. 1. Stewart. I. K. K.-nnyson. A. Marx, John Dillon and Judge Joseph A. Murphy. The decision of the Criminal District Court, finding them guilty of violation of the Locke law charges, was handed down last Thursday by Judge Chretien. The court held that the individual betting system, as conducted the past winter, was a clear violation of the law. and it was originally intended to go through the usual processes to get the case before the Supreme Court. For a final decision, it developed, however, that if the Kiisincss Mens Kacing Association lost its appeal, they would be sent to prison. If they did not appeal, the court had the power, under a recent act of the legislature, to suspend the prison sentences. To escape the possibility of a jail sentence and to make an out and out test of the I.ocke law. the Jefferson Parish test was arranged and staged last Saturday afternoon.

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