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GAMING RAIDS

ELEVEN PERSONS CHARGED ' £1050 IN FIXES IMPOSED "°"" P.A. WELLINGTON, Monday. Fines totalling £1050 were imposed in the Magistrate's Court to-day on 11 persons charged with offences under the Gaming Act. The prosecution resulted from raids by two detective-sergeants on Saturday and all the defendants pleaded guilty. For bookmaking the following were each fined £100:—Nancy Crabbe, a clerk; Harry Luckman, a boilermaker; Edward Lordon, a grocer; Henry Richard Rump, a civil servant; Wolf Corona, a baker; Terence Vangioni. a clerk. William Teesdale, commission agent, with two previous convictions for bookmaking, was fined £250. Mr. J. L. Sout, S.M., remarking that he would give him one last chance. In prosecuting defendants charged Avith allowing premises to be used as common gaming houses, DetectiveSergeant Compton said: "If bookmakers could not get a telephone they could not carry pn their business." Fines of £50 each were imposed on Lillian Symmans. boarding house keeper. Reginald John Faircloth, a carrier, Thomas Marshall, a labourer, < and Hedley Camden Parker, for permitting premises to be so used.

VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY

The trial of John Rowland Howe (50), bricklayer (Mr. Skelton), on a ; charge of carrying on the business of bookmaking. was concluded before - Mr. Justice Cornish, in the Supreme Court yesterday. His Honor, in summing-up, said that the jury was entitled to know that accused had been jointly charged with a woman who had . pleaded guilty. Mr. Skelton had dealt at some length with the way in which the constable had carried out his duties, but the constable's work had resulted in one person pleading guilty. The constable's evidence stood uncontradicted.

The jury, after a brief retirement,' returned a verdict of not guilty, and accused was discharged.

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GAMING RAIDS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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GAMING RAIDS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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