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Rumanian Jew Freed on Collaboration Charge; Sentences of Two Others Confirmed

S.M. Grosman, a former member of the “Central Union of Rumanian Jews,” who was convicted of collaboration with the pro-Nazi regime last February, was today freed by a People’s Court after a higher court had ordered a retrial.

The People’s Court confirmed its previous sentences in the case of two other Jewish defendants, whose earlier convictions were also set aside by the appellate body. They are Mandor Ghingold, head of the Union, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, and Jack Leon, who received a 12-year sentence. Grossman’s original sentence was 15 years. At the first trial five Jews were accused and convicted of having aided the Antoneson Government in carrying out anti-Jewish measures.