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Four Before Court
In the past two days four people—a former woman ferry pilot, a baronet who was a. squadron-leader in the
KAF. a London woman and an Ealing man—have been fined Ten haying broken the "Defence Finance Regulations, and in each case intrator's, .jiame has been mentioned. Sir Hamilton Hulse pleaded guilty at Fordingbridge Court. Hampshire, today to having unlaw fully bought 24.000 francs from In trator in Monte Carlo in August. 1946. He was fined £65. The prosecutor said be was satis fied that Hulse did not participate in Intrator's transactions. Intrator bad been a useful aid to many people who had run short of cash at Monte, Carlo and elsewhere. Mrs. Edna Clayton, who was fined £100 at Bow Street Court yesterday. cashed a cheque for £50 in Monte Carlo. A former Wimbledon doubles champion, a Frenchman named Vladimir Landau, was mentioned in the case against Mrs. Clayton. The prosecutor said that Mrs. Clayton was invited by a woman friend to a holiday hi Monte Carlo. She had already spent £74 of the f75 she was allowed to take out of Britain for one year, and the friend offered to share her own
£75. But Monte Carlo was expen sive, a motor trip home did not materialise, and they had not booked a return passage. The friend Introduced Mrs. Clay ton to Landau, who was secretary of the Monte Carlo Tennis Club. He offered/fo-lend her money. Mrs. Clayton gave him a post-dated cheque for £50. and received francs at the rate of 550 to the pound, in stead of the official race of 480, which, according to the prosecu tion, "might nave put Mrs. Clayton on her guard." The cheque was handed to Max Intrator, who cashed it in Britain. The third case, heard in Bow street today, was that in which Mis. MatniMe Collins. living in the West End, was fined £200 on s similar charge. The prosecutor said that she re ceived 60,000 francs from Intrator in Paris in exchange for a cheque for £100. Mrs. collins's cheque had been paid into Intrator's account in London, from which large balances were regularly transferred to bis account hi Cairo. ''Mrs. Collins was a very small minnow." said the defending coun sel. The fourth case was that of Frank Cannell, of Ealing. who. was fined £230 on two rfmijpi- charges. His cheque for £100 also went into Intrator's London account.