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Sylvan D. Broder



"Fraud (passing bad checks, documents, casino, bankrupcy, etc.)"


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New York

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New York City


Judicially Exonerated Posthumously

Summary of Case:

"Dr. Sylvan D. Broder was wrongly convicted in April 1944 of misrepresentation in the sale of "pills" that he had invented as a chemist, that were claimed to decrease gasoline consumption by 20-39%. Sylvan Broder was convicted in Kings County, New York. Sylvan's conviction was posthumously vacated in 1945 after he was killed in a plane crash in Brazil. "

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Information Source 1:

"Dead Man's Conviction Quashed, New York Times, Jan 26, 1945, pg. 23"

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"The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), April 22, 1944, p. 1"

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