In 1969, Nat Finkelstein received word through his lawyer that a fugitive outlaw warrant had been issued in his name, and in fear for his life, he left the United States. In 1978, while in prison in France, Finkelstein received word that five years earlier, all charges against him were dismissed upon judicial review, with an extreme castigation of the Federal government for illegal actions taken against him. The government, however, did not inform anyone that the charges were dropped and Finkelstein only returned to America in 1982.
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