HERBERT BERNHARDT.
26th April 1910
Reference Numbert19100426-25
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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BERNHARDT, Herbert (42, concert agent) , committing wilful and corrupt perjury in a certain affidavit made upon oath in a certain cause in the High Court of Justice before Robert Todd, a commissioner for oaths.

Mr. Frampton prosecuted; Mr. George Elliott, K. C. defended. Mr. Frampton, for the prosecution, stated that the explanation offered by prisoner was such that it would lead to a reasonable doubt of prisoner's wilful intention to swear falsely, the mistaken statements having been made in consequence of his not having kept proper books of account showing what payments he had made to certain artistes which he had obtained payment for by way of special damage in an action he had brought against "Playhouses, Limited," for breach of contract. The prisoner having agreed to forgo his rights under this judgment and to indemnify the prosecution for any costs they had been put to, he proposed to offer no evidence against him.

Ths Lordship assenting to this course, the jury returned a verdict of Not guilty.

BEFORE THE RECORDER.

(Thursday, April 28.)


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