U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.

U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.: Order Modifying Sentence

Order modifying sentence of Chester J. McKaughan for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis heeds the request of McKaughan's friends and family and orders that his prison sentence be further reduced from eight to six months.

U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.: Order Modifying Sentence

Order modifying sentence of Chester J. McKaughan for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis orders that the sentence of McKaughan be modified from one year and one day in prison to eight months with a $100.00 fine.

U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.: Letters in Support of Early Release

Letters in support of Chester J. McKaughan's early release in Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. These ten letters were written by friends and family of McKaughan requesting that he be released from prison early. They attest that his mother is an invalid and needs his help.

U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgment and commitments for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. The defendants were sentenced from six months to one year in prison and/or fined from $25.00 to $300.00. The imprisonment sentences of Hunt, Lowe, and Baldwin were immediately suspended and they were put on two years probation.

U.S. vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, et al.: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 4th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.