National Archives at Kansas City, Missouri

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U.S. vs. P. H. Slattery, M. J. Donahue, J. C. Brossman and James Regan: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13740: United States vs. P. H. Slattery, M. J. Donahue, J. C. Brossman, and James Regan, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 21th Precinct of the 5th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Nick Digeralamo: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13391: United States vs. Nick Digeralamo, defendant. The document reports that Digeralamo was sentenced to serve three months in the Johnson County Jail at Warrensburg, Missouri. Digeralamo was delivered to the jailer on May 27, 1936.

U.S. vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13839: United States vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, J. P. Bailey, William J. McMahon, and Leo Gilliam, defendants. Stephens entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and was sentenced to jail for six months and a fine of $250. McMahon and Gilliam entered pleas of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and were sentenced to the penitentiary for one year and one day and a fine of $1,000.

U.S. vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13839: United States vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, J. P. Bailey, William J. McMahon, and Leo Gilliam, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 23rd Precinct of the 1st Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, et al.: Dismissal

Letter from U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan to U.S. District Court Clerk A. L. Arnold requesting that the charges against Glen Van Dyke in Criminal Case #13839 be dismissed.

U.S. vs. Mike Gargotta: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on September 7, 1933 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Gargotta was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1,000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on December 3, 1933.

U.S. vs. Mike Gargotta: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant.

U.S. vs. Mike Gargotta: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant. The document reports that Gargotta was charged in five counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve three months at the Johnson County Jail in Warrensburg, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on November 14, 1932.

U.S. vs. Max Jaffey, Frank DeMayo, and A. L. Sorenson: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6490: United States vs. Max Jaffey, Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, and A. L. Sorenson, defendants. DeMayo is charged with the "unlawful sale of intoxicating liquors" in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and A. L. Sorenson is charged with the purchase of alcohol, from DeMayo, in violation of the Act. Together, they, with Jaffey, are charged with conspiracy to extort money from Sorenson for protection from arrest and prosecution due to that sale. Sorenson is also charged with selling alcohol.

U.S. vs. Matthew S. Murray: Sentencing

Sentencing in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Judge Albert L. Reeves notes that Murray was a successful man of good reputation, who permitted himself "to be drawn into an atmosphere and an environment of low standards" and "forsook the people it was his duty to faithfully serve." He sentences Murray to two years in a penitentiary "of the type of that at Leavenworth, Kansas" in each of the five counts, but orders that the sentences all run concurrently for a total of two years' imprisonment.

U.S. vs. Matthew S. Murray: Opening Statement of Maurice M. Milligan

U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan's opening statement in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Milligan notes that Murray filed tax returns in each of those years, for considerably less than his actual income, i.e. reporting net income of $3,500.85 in 1935, but actually receiving $14,576.88, and that he defrauded the government out of $6,577.29 in total over those five years.

U.S. vs. Matthew S. Murray: Judgment and Commitment

Judgment and commitment in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Murray was the Director of Public Works for Kansas City, Missouri, and Missouri Administrator of the Works Progress Administration, and was found guilty at trial on charges of tax evasion for the years 1935-1938, and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for each of five counts, but all to be served concurrently.