Wall Street Journal, January 11, 1913, page 2:


Cameron Spear Gets Five Years, A. F. Collins Three, C. L. Vaughn Two for Promoting a Bogus System.

    Judge Hunt, in the Criminal Branch of the U. S. District Court, has sentenced Cameron Spear, former associate of C. C. Wilson, to five years in the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta and to pay a fine of $2,000 for his part in the promotion of the Collins Wireless Telephone Co. and the Continental Wireless Telephone & Telegraph Co.
    Archie Frederick Collins, the alleged inventor of the Wireless Telephone apparatus, which the Collins Co. purported to manufacture was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary and to pay a fine of $200.
    Charles L. Vaughan, their associate, was sentenced to two years in the Federal penitentiary.
    The defendants were convicted of promoting a bogus wireless telephone system and selling stock.