U.S. vs. Ray Kirk and Benno Grauenbaum

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6474: United States vs. Ray Kirk and Benno Grauenbaum, 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 case was dismissed by order of District Judge Albert L. Reeves in November 1927.

Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.