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William E. Simpson, Buron Fitts, and Jerry Giesler at perjury trial, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 7, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Seated at the table, from left to right: William E. Simpson, Buron Fitts, Jerry Giesler, Joe Scott, and an unidentified man. Joe Scott has his back turned to the camera. Several unidentified individuals stand in the background.
In January 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was charged with perjury regarding a 1931 testimony over the sale of a Claremont orange grove. Mrs. Berthall Gregory, Fitts’ sister, sold the grove to Lucien C. Wheeler. Fitts reportedly falsified the amount of money he received through the sale. He was prosecuted by Clyde C. Shoemaker and defended by Jerry Giesler, Joseph Scott, and William E. Scott with Winthrop O. Gordon as the attorney aid.
Text from negative sleeve: 3268 --- 2/11/36 Buron Fitts, Mrs Buron Fitts, Jerry Geisler, W M Simpson, Bobby “, Mrs W M “, Roy Keane, Mrs Chas Phillips, Fits Jury Comes in with verdict 2-7-36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Fitts, Buron, 1895-1973
Scott, Joseph, 1867-1958
Simpson , William E., 1889-1951
Giesler, Jerry, 1886-1962
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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