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Transcript of the Court's Charge to the Grand Jury

Transcript of the Court's Charge to the Grand Jury in case investigating election fraud in a 1936 election.

Tony Laptino Inmate File: Prison Record

Prison record of Tony Laptino, Inmate #30647, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Laptino was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Tony Laptino Inmate File: Fingerprints and Physical Description

Fingerprints and physical description of Tony Laptino, Inmate #30647, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Laptino was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Tony Casciola Inmate File: Prison Record

Prison Record of Tony Casciola, Inmate #34626, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Casciola was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Tony Casciola Inmate File: Parole Application

Parole application of Tony Casciola, Inmate #34626, which includes family and personal reference information as well as work plans upon release from prison. Casciola was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Rudolph Hartmann Report

Report from Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Rudolph H. Hartmann submitted to the warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The report describes Pendergast's charges, convictions, and sentencing, as well as detailing the circumstances of his income tax evasion. The report also mentions that Pendergast may be subject to additional charges stemming from the investigation into R.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Rudolph H. Hartmann Letter

Letter from Special Agent Rudolph H. Hartmann regarding his investigation into Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Report on Convicted Prisoner by United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney's report on Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which records Higgins' defense attorneys, summarizes the charges, and notes the sentence imposed. The report records as aggravating circumstances obstruction of justice, suborning perjury, and evidence of income tax violation in other years, though "proof only goes back to 1927." Judge Merrill Otis and U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan both recommend against parole.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Record of Interviews and Visits

Record of interviews and visits for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, including dates of visits by his family members and attorneys between June 5, 1939, and April 9, 1940. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Record of Court Commitment

Record of court commitment for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which records his offense, sentence, and his ultimate early release in May, 1940. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Ready Mixed Parole Employment Agreement

Agreement between R. P. Lyons, vice president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and the United States Board of Parole, stating that Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, will be employed "steadily in the occupation of President" of Ready Mixed Concrete upon his parole, and agreeing to report to U.S. Probation Officer Lewis Grout should Pendergast's work become unsatisfactory. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.

Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Probation Memorandum

Memorandum from the Leavenworth Penitentiary's record clerk regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, communicating the order from the U.S. District Court to turn Pendergast over to his probation officer upon his discharge from the penitentiary on May 30, 1940. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.