U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. vs. John Thomas: Judgement and Sentence

Judgement and sentencing document in Criminal Case No. 2214: United States vs. James Akers, alias Arthur Louis, JohnThomas, Earl D. Heisler, and Roy C. Brown, defendants, ordering John Thomas be imprisoned for two years at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth and $100 fine and $500 penalty on the 1st count of the indictment, as well as two years for the second and third counts, to be served concurrently with the sentence for the first.

U.S. vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Froeschl, James E. Maxey, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13647: United States vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Foreschl, James E. Maxey, Lena T. Green, Forest C. Holman, Ruth Hogendorn, Joseph Hobdy, and Gilbert Stevens, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 19th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Froeschl, James E. Maxey, et al.: Commitments

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13647: United States vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Foreschl, James E. Maxey, Lena T. Green, Forest C. Holman, Ruth Hogendorn, Joseph Hobdy, and Gilbert Stevens, defendants. The document reports that Maxey entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve thirty days in jail. Little was convicted by the jury and sentenced to two years at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and was delivered to the warden on April 30, 1938.

U.S. vs. John P. Lynch, Lillie Current, Jack Cole, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13770: United States vs. John P. Lynch, Lillie Current, Jack Cole, Edna Green, Esther Halbert, and Evelyn Parker, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 14th Precinct of the 11th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. John P. Lynch, Lillie Current, Jack Cole, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13770: United States vs. John P. Lynch, Lillie Current, Jack Cole, Edna Green, Esther Halbert, and Evelyn Parker, defendants. Cole and Lynch entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to jail for eight months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $1,000. Current entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for thirty days, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

U.S. vs. John Lazia: Verdict

Verdict for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, Lazia is found guilty as charged in the indictment.

U.S. vs. John Lazia: Memorandum in Support of Motion for Bill of Particulars

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, Frank P. Walsh, attorney for Lazia, requests greater detail in the illegal activity Lazia is charged with. Walsh requests this information in order to furnish a strong defense for his client.

U.S. vs. John Lazia: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document charges Lazia with tax evasion. He was suspected to be affiliated with the Kansas City Mafia and the Pendergast Machine.

U.S. vs. John Lazia: Docket

Docket for Criminal Case No. 12287: United States vs. John Lazia. This document provides an official summary of proceedings for this case, including a record of his sentencing. After being connected to the Union Station massacre in 1933, Lazia lost political protection from the Pendergast machine and was indicted for bootlegging, illegal gambling and tax evasion.

U.S. vs. John Lazia: Bill of Exceptions in Condensed and Narrative Form

Bill of Exceptions in Condensed and Narrative Form for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document provides an account of all exceptions made during the trial testimony.

U.S. vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, Pete Wilson Brummet, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 14115: United States vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, "Pete" Wilson Brummet, Dan Wiczkoski, Fred Johnston, Leona M. O'Brien, John F. Green, Elizabeth England, Clara Wilk, and Merle Thompson, defendants. Jenkins entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to one year and one day in the penitentiary, suspended for two years probation and a fine of $400. O'Brien entered a plea of nolo contendere was sentenced to three months in jail and a fine of $200.

U.S. vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, Pete Wilson Brummet, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14115: United States vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, "Pete" Wilson Brummet, Dan Wiczkoski, Fred Johnston, Leona M. O'Brien, John F. Green, Elizabeth England, Clara Wilk, and Merle Thompson, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 21st Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.