U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, et al.: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6470: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. The defendants were serving as Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are all 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.

U.S. vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, et al.: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6469: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Benno Grauenbaum, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. The defendants were all Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are all charged "in the unlawful manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors or in the unlawful possession thereof." They are also charged with dividing the city into "different raiding territories," then using their positions to extort money from the subjects of their investigations and raids.

U.S. vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, et al.: Commitments

Commitments in Criminal Case No. 6469: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Benno Grauenbaum, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. Manning Wilcox, Harvey Storms, Arthur L. Curran, and Elton Apt were found guilty of violating Section 37 of the Penal Code and sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth and assessed fines of 2,000, plus costs, per person.

U.S. vs. Elton Apt and Arthur L. Curran: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6471: United States vs. Elton Apt and Arthur L. Curran, 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.

U.S. vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13754: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, Frances M. Eaton, Ernest Williams, Herman Supofsky, Elva O'Byrne, and Frances B. Ryan, defendants. The documents report that Buck and Tucker were found guilty of the second count, the first having been entered nolle prosequi, and were sentenced to one month in jail and a fine of $100.

U.S. vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13754: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, Frances M. Eaton, Ernest Williams, Herman Supofsky, Elva O'Byrne, and Frances B. Ryan, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 15th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13646: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, and Frances M. Eaton, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 15th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, et al.: Verdict

Verdict in the trial of Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. Walker and Drummond were found guilty in the second count of the indictment. McEntee, Burke, and O'Laughlin received no verdict.

U.S. vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 13th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, et al.: Commitments

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. The documents report that Walker and Drummond were convicted by the jury and sentenced to two years at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and were delivered to the warden on April 30, 1938.

U.S. vs. Eddie Moran: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. The document reports that Moran entered a plea of guilty to violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve two months at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. DiGiovanna was delivered to the jailer on December 15, 1932.

U.S. vs. E. D. Shannabarger, Irene Brennan, Nancy Bodenhammer, et al.: Jurors' Verdict

Jurors' verdict in Criminal Case No. 13682: United States vs. E. D. Shannabarger, Irene Brennan, Nancy Bodenhammer, Nancy Constable, Everett Pippin, Bessie D. Adams, Charles H. Kaiser, and James McNamara, defendants. C. A. Chambers, foreman of the jurors for the case, reports that the jury finds all defendants guilty as charged. Chambers recommends leniency for Nancy Bodenhammer, Nancy Constable, and Bessie D. Adams.