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People v. Page

OPINION FILED JULY 13, 1979.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

EDWARD PAGE, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, the Hon. WILLIAM A. ALEXANDER, Judge, presiding.

MR. JUSTICE KARNS DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT:

Defendant, Edward Page, appeals from the order of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County finding him in direct criminal contempt of court. Defendant's sole contention is that he was not proven guilty of contempt of court beyond a reasonable doubt.

The facts established that on June 1, 1977, a $1,000 judgment was entered in small claims court against defendant and in favor of Paul Larry Grothoff. After defendant failed to satisfy the judgment, a citation to discover assets was filed requesting defendant to appear in court with a list of his personal property valued over $200. At the hearing on the citation held on August 17, 1977, defendant testified as follows regarding his personal assets:

"Q. Do you own any items of personal property such as a stereo or radio units?

A. Yeah, I've got a color T.V. and stereo.

Q. Is your color T.V. paid for?

A. Yeah.

Q. What kind is it?

A. Well, I think it's an Admiral.

Q. What size is it?

A. Nineteen inch.

Q. Is it portable?

A. Uh-huh.

Q. Is it paid for?

A. Yes.

Q. What type of stereo do you have?

A. It's an Electrophonic I ...


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