Title: "Realty Man Convicted Under Alien Land Law," Seattle Times, 6/3/1923, (ddr-densho-56-379)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-379

Realty Man Convicted Under Alien Land Law

A.V. Williams, real estate man, was fined $750 by Superior Judge A.W. Frater yesterday on a charge of "aiding and abetting an alien in holding land and title thereto" in violation of the antialien land law. Williams was convicted by a jury. Judge Frater also denied a motion for a new trial argued by Attorney Hermon S. Frye.

Attorney Frye gave notice of appeal to the State Supreme Court and posted $1,500 bond.

The case was the first of its kind ever tried before a jury in King County. Maximum penalty under the law is $1,000 fine and one year imprisonment.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ewing D. Colvin did not make any recommendation of sentence to Judge Frater. Captain Colvin said Williams has aided M. Miyagawa to hold title to seventy acres of fertile farm land on Vashon Island.