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Smearer of Swastikas on Synagogue Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Harold Fahy, who was found guilty of willfully injuring public property when he painted swastikas on a synagogue here in 1960 and who won a new trial in an appeal to the United States Supreme Court last December, was today sentenced to 30 days in jail in Bridgeport Superior Court after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of willfull injury to private property.

Fahy, 23, and a companion, William Arnold, had originally been found guilty of smearing swastikas on Beth Israel Synagogue here in February 1960. The pair appealed the conviction on grounds that inadmissable evidence had been used against them. Arnold later dropped his appeal and served a 60-day sentence. Fahy, however, continued his appeal which resulted in the U. S. Supreme Court setting aside the conviction last December. Upon his arraignment for a new trial, Fahy decided to plead guilty to the lesser charge.