Johnney Jack- sentencing 1929

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little the first. and 1) 18.---It became ace this r t s himself It has been Inw, some walked into from fudge. end other each t h their "involved to t e r B. any- sent to FINES OF $5,000 AISO INCLUDED IN SENTENCE OF HOUSTON COTTRT. Tex.. May 18.--J. L. understood no appeal will be Special to The Houston, (Johnny Jack) Nounes and George Musey, alleged rum running leaders, were sentenced this morning by Federal Judge J. C. Hutcheson to serve two years in the Atlanta prison. The defendants were sentenced to two years on each of the first three counts of the Indictment, the sentences to run concurrently. Tho two men were given five-year ..uspended sentences for f i v e on good behavior on Ihe lust four counts. Tn ocSdltlon, Musey was fined $5.000 and Nounces $500. It IH - - taken. Nounos was the more composed of the two men In courtroom this morning although his customary smile was missing. Both said, they were "almost broke" and 'seemed dubious about being able to pay f i n t Judge Hutcheson told Nounes that no had "bothered me more than any other person in my district." The judge said he would like to have, the governmflnt catch a rich bootlegger some time. "Mu- scy says he s broke, Nounes IS brokp. Boyd and Platzer were broke. All of them are not only poor hut they never seem to get able to pay." A scathing statement by Judge Hutcheson characterized Muaey ns a man who Is "not nn asset to community. Any man who makes his living by gambling and bootlegging Is not needed." Musey and Johnny. Jack were found guilty last Saturday on seven charges of conspiracy nnd liquor ling The trial was In connection with the seizure last Mny of the launches Lena nnd Impern- tor at Senbrook. Thn government has contended that these two men directed a widespread rum running ring in Gal- voston nnd ndjncent territory. George's Place, run by Musov In Galveston, is alleged to have been the headquarters for the gang, members of which could always be rcnchcd through a telephone there. Musey told the court this morning t h a t he had not been in the liquor business for the past seven months nor had he been in- lived in gambling d u r i n g year. The early part of the court's session was taken up with hearings additional testimony in regard to the men's past acU--ii.i«e. United States District Attorney H. M. Hci- dcn said t h n t he would not cule u second case against Musey and Nounes If the sentences arc served, referring to a case In connection with the seizure some time ago of the liquor-laden Cherokee near Galvcston. A f t e r the sentence was Nounes and Musey talked a few minutes w i t h their attorneys then paus child left the courtroom. Musey ng at the door in Us mother's arms. to COLQUITT TO ATTEND pausing al the door to kiss his) " ·- 'the National a of

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 19 May 1929, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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