U.S. vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, et al.: Indictment

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6470: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. The defendants were serving as Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are all charged with conspiring to conduct raids on individuals suspected of violating the Prohibition Act and then extort those individuals for cash payments to avoid arrest and receive protection from future interference in their distillation, possession, or sale of alcohol. The indictment also alleges that, should the subjects of their investigations be arrested for Prohibition violations, the defendants "should withhold testimony, or give false testimony at [their] hearing, or trial." The indictment specifically addresses their extortion of Louis Farino, Harvey Leopold, J. E. Giambalvo, Joe Bruno, and T. L. Powers.

Date: 
May 24th 1924
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Event Name: 
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.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-6470-0001
Transcription: 
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