Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
'BIG ME'Of FINED J15JOO ONE guBfltni/tfti- AHD mm- < TEEN EXECUTIVES CO*. .Victim ALSO Of TRUST Lexington, Ky., Dec. 11.—(U.R)— Federal Judge H. Church Ford today today Imposed fines of $15,000 each against the "big three" of American tobacco companies, one subsidiary and 13 tobacco executives convicted of violating federal anti-trust laws. Judge Ford assessed each defendant defendant company and individual $5,000 on each of three counts charging conspiracy and monopoly to control the billion-dollar tobacco Industry. The possible maximum sentence for each count WM $5,000 fine and one year in prison. The defendants, convicted by a federal district court Jury on Oct. 27, were: The American Tobacco company, Liggett and Myers Tobacco company; company; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco company; company; American Supplies, Inc., leaf-buying subsidiary of American Tobacco. George Washington Hill sr., president; Paul M. Hahn and Vincent Vincent Riggio, vice presidents, all of American Tobacco; James W, Andrews, Andrews, president; William A. Blount, George Whitaker and Edward Thurston, vice presidents, all of Liggett and Myers; s. Clay Williams, Williams, board chairman; William N. Reynolds, executive board chairman; chairman; James A. Gray, president; J, Edward Darr and James Glenn, vice presidents, all of R. J. Reynolds; James E. Llpscomb, Jr., president of American Supplies, Inc.