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

Judgment in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Judge Albert L. Reeves' statement addresses the issue of whether certain payments are to be considered gifts, as the defendant claims, or compensation, which would be taxable, says that the deciding factor between the two is the intention of the parties involved, and suggests further inquiry into that question is required. Those payments were made by John J. Pryor, E. L. Schneider, and T. J.

U.S. vs. Matthew S. Murray: Indictment

Indictment 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 charged in five counts with income tax evasion for the years 1934-1938. The indictment catalogs his sources of income and taxes paid for those years, as well as the outstanding tax amounts. Income sources include John J. Pryor, a Pendergast-affiliated contractor.

U.S. vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13844: United States vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, Cora Ellen Owells, Mary I. Diehl, Edwin H. Mengell, defendants. Gill entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary, suspended for three years probation, and a fine of $500.

U.S. vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13944: United States vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, Cora Ellen Owells, Mary I. Diehl, Edwin H. Mengell, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 3rd Precinct of the 16th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Mary Martin, Marion North, Anna G. Holbrook, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13841: United States vs. Mary Martin, Marion North, Anna G. Holbrook, Georgia Hunter, Rolla C. O'Byrne, and Roy North, defendants. Martin and Holbrook entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and were sentenced to jail for three months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

U.S. vs. Mary Martin, Marion North, Anna G. Holbrook, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13841: United States vs. Mary Martin, Marion North, Anna G. Holbrook, Georgia Hunter, Rolla C. O'Byrne, and Roy North, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 1st Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Mary Goldstein, Dennis Sheedy, Harry Goldberg, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13840: United States vs. Mary Goldstein, Dennis Sheedy, Harry Goldberg, Dick Burus, William D. Gorman, and Harry Rosenberg, 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 1st Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, et al.: Verdict

Separate verdicts for selected defendants in Criminal Case No. 13649: United States vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, Marie Denger, Olga Kegin, Frank Ditsch, and George Neeper, Defendants. All verdicts are signed by the foreman and are assumed to be guilty.

U.S. vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, et al.: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 13649: United States vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, Marie Denger, Olga Kegin, Frank Ditsch, and George Neeper, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 26th Precinct of 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

U.S. vs. Manny Akers, A. W. Jarman, and Jewell Hartman: Information from Judge Roscoe C. Patterson

Information provided by Judge Roscoe C. Patterson to issue criminal court case No. 8420: United States of America vs. Manny Akers, alias Jim Akers, A. W. Jarman, and Jewell Hartman, Defendants. Patterson states that the defendants attempted to influence the selection of a jury for the case of United States vs. Frank DeMayo, alias "Chee Chee" DeMayo and Robert Carnahan. The defendants are also charged with attempted bribery of jurors D. W. Mathews and J. R. Crenshaw.

U.S. vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and orders of probation and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13767: United States vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, Mayme Hogerty, and Rose Brown, defendants. Depasco entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was placed on probation for one year. Brennar and Brown entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to two months in jail, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

U.S. vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13767: United States vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, Mayme Hogerty, and Rose Brown, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 3rd Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.