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