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Caucasian Official, Charged with Extortion of Jews, is Acquitted

October 12, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Dr. Adamiantz, who was tried in Kuban, Caucasia, on the charge of terrorizing the Jewish population, was acquitted today, according to a report reaching here.

Dr. Adamiantz, a Caucasian official, was accused of applying medieval methods of extortion from the Jews. Evidence was submitted by the Jewish Workers Club to show that he demanded fifty rubels from each Jewish couple applying for a marriage license.

In his defense before the court, Dr. Adamiantz claimed that the Jewish population made the accusation against him because they were dissatisfied with the Soviet Administration because it prohibited the marriage of minors.

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