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NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED.

A new Act of the'impe'riar.parliament,, whlcU is .designed to prevent a man enjoying the fruits.ot 6. robbery after Wβ reiease from prison, was mftde use of tbv the flret. time at the Old Bailey, London, last month- , •- A porter was.i found; guilty of stealing a £2000 necklet aiA .eoinfe diamond lings from a jeweller's shop In Great fcortland-etreet, and was seHt'enced to five yeara' penal servitude. The Common. Sergeant told prisoner that sentence would no doubt "be modifled it S6/gftVe: Information which led to some of the stolen jewels being recovered, "I. shall also order yon, under the new Act, to. pay the costs of the prosecution, or' remain in custody until they are added. V "After '(fie fiVfe jrears?" prisoner ; ed. T ' .'. " . "Yes," the Common Sergeant replied. The' Act ntider which the Judge made the order as to* the costs of the prosecution, ie named the Costs In Ciimlnal Cases Act, and came, into force on January X. It empowers the court "to; order juxe costs of a. successful prosecutor to-be borne- by the prisoner, or the costs of an acquitted pd* eoner to be born*; by the prMecatoc.

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NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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