Otto P. Higgins Inmate File: Garrett Parole Recommendation
Letter from Ruby D. Garrett regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Garrett, an attorney and Pendergast ally, writes of Higgins' service as a war correspondent during World War I, noting that "no man ever showed finer gourage, or greater loyalty," and that he is currently being punished "for the only wrong of which I have ever heard connected with his name." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.
August 2nd 1940
818 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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NARA ID 580698, Notorious Offenders Files, 1919-1975
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