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Title
Buron and Marion Fitts thank jury after acquittal, 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
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Buron and Marion Fitts thank the jury after a successful trial.
On February 7, 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was acquitted of 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. The perjury trial lasted three weeks.
This photograph is possibly related to the article, “Jurors Acquit Fitts of Perjury Charges,’ Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb 1936: 1-2.
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
Handwritten on negative: Mr + Mrs Fitts thank jury 2-7-36
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_12153
ark:/21198/zz002h851t
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Juries--California--Los Angeles
Spouses--California--Los Angeles
Fitts, Buron, 1895-1973
Fitts, Marion, 1893-1985
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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