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LIQUOR FORFEIT

VALUE ABOUT £2OO TITIRANGI HOTEL CASE OWNER ALSO FINED £35 COURT'S RESERVED DECISION Forfeiture of liquor worth about £20() seized by the police ill the Titirangi Hotel recently was ordered by Mr. J. Morling, S.M., in a reserved judgment given in the Police Court yesterday. He also imposed fines totalling £35 on the owner and occupier of the hotel, Leonard James Shrubsall (Mr. Fin lay), who pleaded guilty two weeks ago to a charge of keeping liquor for sale in a no-licence district and to four charges of selling liquor without >a licence. "I am satisfied that the defendant lias sold considerable quantities of liquor in the hotel and has done it with his eyes open," said the magistrate. "He deliberately committed breaches of the Licensing Act, and I feel the whole of the liquor should be forfeited. "In considering the question of penalty, I have taken into account the heavy loss suffered by defendant upon the seizure of this large quantity of liquor," the magistrate added. "Nevertheless, defendant has deliberately committed breaches of the law by taking the liquor into a no-licence area and actually selling it without a licence. Therefore, the penalty must be substantial." On the charge of keeping liquor for sale in a no-licence district, defendant was fined £25 and costs, 13s. A further fine of £lO was imposed in respect of one charge of selling liquor without a licence, and defendant was convicted and discharged oil the three similar charges.

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LIQUOR FORFEIT, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23393, 8 July 1939

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LIQUOR FORFEIT New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23393, 8 July 1939

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