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April 04, 1986

A judge stayed a $100,000 fine and a suspended prison term that he gave the executive editor of the Providence Journal while the Rhode Island newspaper appeals his contempt finding for violating a gag order on a story. The appeal came a day after U.S. District Judge Francis J. Boyle fined the newspaper and gave Charles Hauser an 18-month suspended prison term. The newspaper defied a temporary restraining order Boyle issued in November to bar publication of a story on the late reputed New England crime boss Raymond L. S. Patriarca.

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