U.S. vs. Harry Goldberg, Dennis Sheedy, Frank Mulvihill, et al: Indictment

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Description: 

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14117: United States vs. Harry Goldberg, Dennis Sheedy, Frank Mulvihill, Mary Goldstein, William A. Gorman, Dick Burrus, and Ralph "Red" Rosenberg, 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 1st Ward during the November 3, 1936 election. The indictment states that votes for the Republican candidate were instead counted for other candidates, and that the defendants knew the count as recorded on tally sheets and other statements was "false, fradulent, untrue and corrupt." More than 80 votes were shifted from Lowell R. Johnson to Joseph B. Shannon in the 5th District Congressional race. Goldberg, Sheedy, Mulvihill, and Goldstein were acting as election judges, and Gorman and Burrus served as election clerks.

Date: 
April 15th 1938
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-14117-0001
Transcription: 
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