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Harry C. Bloom

In 1926, Harry Bloom was implicated, along with five other men, in the New London County, Connecticut, assault on garment-worker Morris Marcus. Marcus was a “strike-breaker” and Bloom and his co-defendants were said to be in the employ of the laborers on strike. These six men and three others had recently been convicted of committing another labor-related assault on garment-workers in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut.
 
Bloom pled guilty to assault on January 13, 1927, and was sentenced to two to four years in prison. However, in late 1929, the governor of Connecticut pardoned Bloom for the New London County assault. The Connecticut Board of Pardons stated that it had been proven, to their satisfaction and to that of the State’s Attorney, that Bloom was not present at the time the crime was committed. Bloom remained in prison following his pardon, serving the remainder of his time for the previous assault in Fairfield County.
 
- Meghan Barrett Cousino
State:CT
County:New London
Most Serious Crime:Assault
Reported Crime Date:1926
Convicted:1927
Exonerated:1929
Sentence:2 to 4 years
Race:Don't Know
Sex:Male
Age at the date of crime:
Contributing Factors:False Confession