Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Election Frauds--1936

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13767: United States vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, Mayme Hogerty, and Rose Brown, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 3rd Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13684: United States vs. Charles Cartello, Robert McKinney, John Brown (alias Dan D. Brown), Edward C. Duncan, and Edward J. Schmidt, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 8th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13946: United States vs. Bruno Nicoli, Margaret Jewell (formerly McGlothlin), Frank George Fellers, Nina Ruth Fellers, Louise Frances Stroube, and Dorothy Brown, defendants. Nicoli entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to four months in jail and a fine of $250. Jewell and Nina Ruth Fellers entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to jail for three month, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $250.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13647: United States vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Foreschl, James E. Maxey, Lena T. Green, Forest C. Holman, Ruth Hogendorn, Joseph Hobdy, and Gilbert Stevens, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 19th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13768: United States vs. Charles J. Burton, Marie Wimmer, John J. White, Goldie Ricehouse, Earl Lanne, and Beatrice Jackman, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 2nd Precinct of the 11th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13838: United States vs. Jennie Sanders, LaVerne Lang, Benjamin F. Bybee, Joe Mahoney, Dan McCarty, John Cosgrove, and Dan Pierce, defendants. Sanders entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and was sentenced to jail for one month and a fine of $25. Lang entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was fined $100.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 13th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13739: United States vs. George Arnold, Gene Riley, Irene Irvin, Robert Strohm, and Thomas Audley, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 7th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Remarks of the court before imposing sentences in Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. District Judge Merrill Otis discusses the harm done by election fraud, and states that "there is no pretense that the defendants are not guilty of almost every conceivable ballot box crime." He hopes these convictions convince the public to not be discouraged from voting in the future.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13952: United States vs. Fred Johnston, Leona M. O'Brien, John F. Green, Elizabeth England, Clara Wilk, and Merle Thompson, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 21st Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13754: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, Frances M. Eaton, Ernest Williams, Herman Supofsky, Elva O'Byrne, and Frances B. Ryan, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 15th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13839: United States vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, J. P. Bailey, William J. McMahon, and Leo Gilliam, defendants. Stephens entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and was sentenced to jail for six months and a fine of $250. McMahon and Gilliam entered pleas of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and were sentenced to the penitentiary for one year and one day and a fine of $1,000.

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