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Former Chicago Lawyer on Trial Before High Court

March 5, 1924
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Alexander Krasnotche a Jew and formerly a lawyer in Chicago, where he practiced under the name of Alexander Tobelson, was placed on trial before the High Court today to answer charges for his conduct as head of the Commercial and I dustrial Court. The proceedings opened with the reading of the charges against the accused, the most important of which are that he had made unduly low charges for credit and transfer facilities to his brother, that he had arrangements with Hillman’s Russian-American Industrial Corporation by which his wife in Chicago received a monthly allowance of $200, and that he had used the bank for his personal benefit. The accused made light of the “trifling and vexatious charge”, defending his acts with the assertion that his acts had been prompted by modern principles of good business.

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