U.S. vs. Elton Apt and Arthur L. Curran: Indictment
Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6471: United States vs. Elton Apt and Arthur L. Curran, defendants. The defendants were serving as Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are 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 concerning said matters or should give false testimony." The case was dismissed by order of District Judge Albert L. Reeves in November 1927.