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Parole report for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which notes that Hawkins led a transient lifestyle and had association with people of bad character. His codefendent, Jack Morland, Inmate #39930, is named. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date Created
1932-01-11

Special progress report for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, assessing his fitness for transfer to Alcatraz. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date Created
1936-05-13

Partial admission summary for Harley Sampson, Inmate #53015, which includes a neuropsychiatric report noting his score on an intelligence test and friendly personality, and makes custody and education recommendations for his sentence. Sampson was sentenced to one year in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-05-26

Judgement and Commitment for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, documenting that he entered a plea of guilty to two counts of tax invasion and would be committed to the federal penitentiary. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Date Created
1939-05-29

Social and family history of John H. Drummond, Inmate #52962, recording details about his family, childhood home, leisure activities, economic status, and personality traits. Drummond was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-05-03

Statement of the Facts in the federal case against Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, by Maurice M. Milligan, U.S. Attorney. O'Malley pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion, and this document summarizes the investigation and findings of the case against him. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Date Created
1939-04-07

Record of court commitment for John J. Pryor, Inmate #56309, which includes the charges against him and sentence he received, lists his wife as his emergency contact, and records his parole in February 1941. Pryor was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date Created
1940-01-19

Bureau of Investigation parole report for Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, which includes the names of his codefendants, details of his crime, and previous crimes and aliases, along with other information. Strohm was sentenced to two years and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1937-06-18

Record of court commitment for John Luteran, Inmate #52956, including arrest and sentencing dates and actions of the parole board in his case. Luteran was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights.

Date Created
1938-04-30

List of authorized correspondents for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, lists his wife's name and mailing address. Brenner was sentenced to one year and three months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-07-21

FBI report for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which records his charges and sentences. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-07-25

Supplementary list of authorized correspondents for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, adding his three brothers to his authorized list. Brenner was sentenced to one year and three months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-08-16

U.S. Attorney's report on Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which notes that the U.S. attorney believes Maher was a victim of circumstance and recommends parole when eligible. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1937-07-19

Mugshot for Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426. Audley was sentenced to one year and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-07-18

Fingerprints for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The fingerprints were recorded by Poole's Morgue at 5049 Indiana Ave, Chicago. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date Created
1934-08-19

Application for parole made by Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, for which he became eligible on October 28, 1939. He states that his plans upon release will be to return to his home to reside with his wife and family, and to return to work as president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company. In support of his application, he notes that this conviction was his first offense, and also notes that he is "constantly in need of Medical Attention." He lists James Kemper and R. P. Lyons as his parole advisor and employer, respectively. 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.

Date Created
1939-06-28

Mugshot of Louis Stacci, Inmate #46087. Stacci was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date Created
1935-01-05

Letter from U.S. Marshal A. D. Fairbanks to James V. Bennett, Director of the Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. Fairbanks inquires as to whether Frank Smith, a long-time friend of Pendergast, could receive permission to visit his friend at the penitentiary, after having been denied in the past due to Pendergast's poor health. 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.

Date Created
1939-12-07

Letter from A. G. Carter regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Carter writes that Higgins is "a gentleman, a good business man, and an asset to the community," and notes that Higgins is th father-in-law of his son, and "has been kind and helpful" in that role. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date Created
1940-08-06

Letter from James V. Bennett, Director of the Bureau of Prisons, to U.S. Marshal A. D. Fairbanks regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. In it, Bennett writes that he does not believe they should depart from regulations to allow "special visits" from a Mr. Smith to Pendergast while in custody, and notes that Pendergast "has less than a month and a half yet to serve" and therefore will soon be free to have visitors at any time. 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.

Date Created
1940-04-17

FBI report on Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, listing the charges against him and sentence he received. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-11-09

Admission committee recommendations for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, which includes recommendations for outdoor work duty and further education in English and arithmetic. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-08-03

Memorandum from Robert H. Hudspeth, warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, to James V. Bennett, director of the Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The memo discusses allegations that Pendergast was running his political organization during his imprisonment, and and investigation by the Intelligence Unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue into the matter. Hudspeth calls the allegation a "ridiculous rumor." 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.

Date Created
1940-01-22

Letter from P. M. Gould, secretary/treasurer of Rural Jackson County Press Association, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Gould writes that Higgins was a member of the association, and that upon his release will be a "valuable member ... and a worthwhile citizen." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date Created
1940-08-17

Parole progress report for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, recording his prior employment, mental and physical condition, correspondents, and post-parole plans. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-09-09

Parole Officer Assembly Sheet for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, listing the reports required in each case, including history of correspondence, admission summary, disciplinary actions, and other information. 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.

List of relatives and requested correspondents for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #5596-L, which includes the names and mailing addresses of his mother, wife, daughters, and other friends and family. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-11-07

Prison record of Frank Ditsch, Inmate #52958, which includes sentencing dates and terms as well as work and cell assignments. Ditsch was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-04-30

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. 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.

Date Created
1939-06-20

Parole progress report for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which includes details about his physical and psychological health, plans for life after parole, details about family, work, and economic history, and other factors. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date Created
1940-05-15