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MR. RICHARD BETHELL AGAIN.

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MR. RICHARD BETHELL AGAIN. The Leeds Scandal. Ex officio informations arising out of this matter were filed in the Crown-office at the instance of Sir Roundell Palmer, her Majesty's Attorney-General. They are laid against the Hon. Richard Augustus Bethell and Patrick Thomas Welch, and the offences charged are set out with great particularity. The information against Mr. Bethell contains thirteen counts, the first of which charges him with having, on the 6th of May, 1864, received and taken from one Patrick Thomas Welch a certain sum of money, to wit, < £ 1,000, as a reward for hia interest and recom- mendation in and about a certain office touching concerning the administration of justice, to wi, the RegistrarBhip of the Leeds District Court of an. ruptcy, contrary to the statute in that case_ made and provided. The second and third counts oharge sub. stantially the same offence; but each aJlegea that the reward taken was a certain bill of exoha.ngefor £500; and the fourth count again Istat- that the reward was a certain sum of money- The next four counts vary the allegation of the offenoe, and say that the said Richard Augustus oethell corruptly and un. lawfully contracted and agreed. wIth the said Patrick Thomas Welch to the aots specified for the considera. tions already mentioned- ^abssqaent counts again state the reward as cop^sting in the cancellation or destruction of certain bills of exchange or promissory notes for £500 each of which forms the subject of a separate count; and the 13th count describes the of- fence as receiving from Patrick Thomas Welch a cer- tain sum of money for influence, &o., by him pretended to be used. The information against Mr. Welch con- tains fourteen counts, and alleges he received, or con- trasted to receive, the money and bills which Mr. Bethell is charged with giving or contracting to give, nd that he paid or engaged to pay for the influence, interest, and recommendation which Mr. Bethell was to use oil his behalf. The informations were lodged bo Song1 ago as November last, but when any farther steps will be taken in the matter we are unable to say.

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