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1911: Paul A. Vincilione, town recorder, convicted of having bribed Justice of the Peace J.F. Renner in 1903 to dismiss a criminal case against one of Vincilione’s private legal clients.  Vincilione was sent to San Quentin in 1911 and was released in 1912, having served 12 months of an 18-month term. Renner was not prosecuted.

“Vincilione Convicted on Bribery Charge,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 1911, page 4

“Paul A. Vincilione Paroled From Prison,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 1912, page 8

“Hang Justice Renner in Effigy,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 1910, page 1

1924–26: Mayor Herbert Madden, arrested in 1924 and found guilty in 1926 of conspiracy to land “large quantities of illicit liquor” at Moss Landing from a rum runner. He was paroled after 18 months in prison.

“Mayor and Ten Others on Trial in Liquor Case,” Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1926, page 2

“Sentence Imposed on Rum-Runners,” Los Angeles Times, November 4, 1926, page 4

“Convicted Ex-Mayor Back in Sausalito,” Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1928, page 14]


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