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Page 12-Friday, May 19, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Geralds placed on two years probation

Continued from Page 1
"I think he got off pretty good. But I
guess if you consider he has been
disbarred and expelled by the House, he
has been thoroughly punished," said
REP. DAISY Elliot (D-Detroit) said
she felt sympathy for the 43-year-old
lawmaker and was very satisfied with
the sentence.
"I am so glad for Geralds because I
really feel he is innocent," said Elliot.
Geralds was convicted in March of
embezzling $24,000 from Geraldine
Patria, a former law client. Patria is
also suing Geralds for over $1 million in
a solution but .. .
you help.
of March

a civil court case scheduled to begin in
June 22. She complains Geralds caused
her severe "emotional trauma."
Geralds has filed a counter suit for ap-
proximately $35,000 charging she didn't
pay all of his attorney fees. The court's
ruling on these two suits will determine
the amount of money Geralds will have
to pay. Geralds will then have the op-
tion of serving the 90-day jail sentence
or paying the money.
"I THINK SHE has no case in her suit
against me, but you can never be sure
of these things as I found out in March,"
said Geralds.

The ex-representative said he was
most pleased with not receiving a jail
sentence. He said it would enable him to
run a re-election campaign, but he said
he had not decided whether or not to en-
ter the race, even though he has con-
tinually insisted in the past he would
run even if he were expelled. He said he
would announce his decision by early
next week.
"Even though I won't be in jail, the
fact is that my conviction and the sen-
tence I got, will still be in the minds of
the voters in my district. It makes it
very difficult that my appeal will
probably not go to court until after the

election," said Geralds.
GERALDS ADDED that he may still
serve some of his required time at the
Gateway Crisis Center, even though he
is not forced to. He said he has had a
strong interest in the center, which
treats drug and alcohol abuse and ser-
ves asa family counseling institution.
Forbes reiterated his contention
yesterday that even if Geralds should
be re-elected, he would support a
motion to refuse to grant him his seat.
"We voted to expel him and the man
is a convicted embezzler and I do not
think he should serve again," said For-

Troops depart for Zaire rescue
(Coninuedfrom Page3)pingu nto in thei
The State Department said Wed- Thirty-one hostages were killed in the eintpmerventiontakingpl
nesday it did not believe the 14 had been 1964 uprising, one of a series in this Zaire."
hurt or taken captive. Besides the tribally divided nation since indepen- Mo.utu charges that Cuban ac
Americans and 2,000 Belgians, about dence in 1960. accompanied last week's invasio
400 French citizens and perhaps 100 The Soviet news agency Tass said and that it had Soviet materiel sa
other Europeans, Japanese and assor- yesterday the Western airborne Western officials have said they
ted other foreigners were in the battle operation meant that the U.S. "is step- confirm the allegations.
THIS WAS the second time in 14 years

lace in
n force

that tiny Belgium launched a rescue
mission for Europeans trapped in
Zaire, the former Belgian Congo.
In November 1964, Belgian
paratroopers aboard U.S. military
transports landed in Stanleyville, now
called Kisangani, in northern Zaire and
evacuated 1,400 Europeans held as
hostages and brutalized by secessionist
rebels. They evacuated an additional 30
from another nearby town.

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Strong vault to house
the reburied Chaplin
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - the identity of first otenders.
Charlie Chaplin's body will be reburied EXAMINING magistrate Jean
under a "strong, solid" protective vault Daniel Tenthorey, in charge of the in-
built around his grave to ensure that the vestigation, told reporters the men said
remains of the famed film comedian they got the ides from news reports
will not be disturbed again, authorities about grave robbers in Italy who collec-
said yesterday. ted ransom for the body of a prominent
The body, which had been snatched Italian.
by grave robbers in a midnight theft 2%/ Tenthorey said Paschoud told him
months ago, was found Wednesday Chaplin's widow had commissioned a
buried in a cornfield. It will be placed in mason to build a "strong, solid protec-
the same village cemetery of Corsier- tion" over the empty grave.
thsaevillagew eeteryof Cdier d "We have to make sure that there is
sur-Vevey where the comedian had no chance of the body being snatched a
been buried Dec. 27. second time," he said.
Police said the body, found in its 300- Tenthorey said at a news conference
pound oak coffin, had not been touched, that the two men, both Eastern
Chaplin died Christmas Day at the age European refugees who had received
of Cy y political asylum in Switzerland, had
THE CHAPLIN family lawyer, Jesn-
Felix Paschoud, refused to give any been working as automobile mechanics
date for the second burial. in L Wusanne.
"There will be no ceremony. The re- THEY WERE arrested there by
burial will be strictly private. The authorities after police trace a
public will not attend," Paschoud told telephone call made to the Chaplins'
reporters. lawyer demanding ransom for the
The actor's widow, Dona, refused to remains.
Tenthorey described the Pole as 24
talk to reporters. and single, who lost his job in Decem-
refTwo suspects, aPole and a Bulgarian ber. The Bulgarian is 38 and has a
reue, have been arrested, fain id
authorities said. Their names were not family, he said.
relesedundr aSwis la prtecing The magistrate said the men waited
released under a Swiss law protecting for several weeks after taking the coffin
before they contacted the family and
demanded $600,000 ransom, which was
Donold Sutherland and eventually lowered to $250,000.
Julie Christie in Police arranged a payoff twice, but at
the last moment the thieves broke off
DON'T -LOOK NOW all contact and didn't show up to collect
the money, he said.
A hauntingly beautiful film by THE NEGOTIATIONS were always
former cinematographer (Lawrence handled by-phone, so the police set up
of Arabia) Nicholas Roeg which
combines horror and sexuality in watches at 200 phone bootha i the
a way few films have dared. A Lausanne area. But an electronic
couple travel the ruins of Venice tracing system at Paschoud's office led
to escape the memory of their to the arrest of one of the men. The
daughter, but find terror instead. magistrate said the man confessed,
revealed the name of his accomplice
SAT: A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE and took the police to the cornfield
where the body was buried.
CINEM A GUILD The two men have been charged with
TONIGHT at disturbing the peace of the dead and
7:30& 9:30 with trying to extort ransom. The
OLD ARCH. AUD. maximum penalty is 7 years in
..prison.~.~ ..

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