Leader of Canadian Nazis Fined; Converted His Home to Party Quarters
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Leader of Canadian Nazis Fined; Converted His Home to Party Quarters

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John Beattie, the self-styled leader of the Canadian Nazi party whose appearance at a rally touched off a riot here several weeks ago, was today fined $25 for violating a zoning law in allowing his house to serve as Nazi party headquarters.

In imposing the minimum find, Magistrate Robert Dnieper rejected a prosecution request for the imposition of the maximum fine of $300 because, he said, Beattie was to be treated as any other first offender. The Nazi was defended by John Weisdorf, a Jewish attorney who said that 50 of his relatives had been murdered by the Nazis. Mr. Weisdorf served as a volunteer counsel on behalf of the Legal Aid Society. Beattie said that he would appeal the fine.

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