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He served as the foreman of a grand jury tasked with investigating Prohibition violations. On 6 December 1926, this jury was censured by the presiding judge, Rufus Foster, for leaking a sealed letter to the press, which was written by de S. Trenholm and intended to be read only by Foster. The jury was ordered by Foster to deliver any indictments they had found within three days, at which point they would be dismissed. The incident was reported in the 6 December 1926 issue of the New York Chronicle.
Behind the scenes
- The text of the article mentioning W. de S. Trenholm in the prop issue of the New York Chronicle featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was taken from the real 21 November 1922 issue of The Evening World. This represents an anachronism, as the film is set in 1926, but the actual historical event referenced happened in 1922.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned in a newspaper)