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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

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

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

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.

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

Admission summary for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes his family background, health and economic status, and makes custodial, educational, and work duty recommendations. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-06-05

Social and family history for Harley Sampson, Inmate #53015, recording details about his family, childhood home, leisure activities, economic status, and personality traits. 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
1938-05-13

Parole progress report for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes information about his previous employment, mental and physical conditions, and post-parole plans. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-06-23

Admission summary committee recommendations for Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, indicating that he is not believed to be a custodial risk, makes work recommendations, and that he would benefit from medical and dental treatment. 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
1938-07-18

Record of court commitment for Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, including arrest and sentencing dates and actions of the parole board in his case. 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
1939-08-18

Prison record for John T. Little, Inmate #52961, which includes information about his sentence and parole eligibility, as well as his work and cell assignments. Little 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
1938-04-30

Parole progress report for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, noting that there is no new information. 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
1938-08-17

List of Authorized Correspondents of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which lists his mother and wife as intended correspondents along with their mailing addresses. 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
1938-07-20

Admission committee recommendations for Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426, which include suggestions to treat a cardiac condition and limitation to light duty. 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

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The Chicago Police Department requests Hawkins' criminal record from the Leavenworth Penitentiary warden. 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
1934-08-22

Bureau of Investigation parole report for Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426, which provides an overview of the charges and evidence against him, as well as lists his codefendants. 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
1937-06-18

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. 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
1931-11-09

Conditional release statement for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, detailing his intention to return to living with his wife and family, and return to his work at Ready-Mixed Concrete, upon his release from prison. 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
1940-03-26

Parole progress report for Louis Stacci, Inmate #46087, which includes information about his military background and updates on his case. 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
1935-06-25

Letter from Dr. A. Sophian to James V. Bennett, director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. Sophian writes that he has been Pendergast's doctor, and writes that he has advised Pendergast to smoke "denicotinized cigarettes in moderation" to avoid aggravating his heart disease, and asks that he be permitted these special cigarettes in the penitentiary where otherwise only ordinary cigarettes are available. 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
1939-05-24

Letter from James H. Anderson regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Anderson writes of Higgins' commendations as a war correspondent, including "the personal commendation of our great General, John J. Pershing," and states his confidence that Higgins will "become a valuable citizen in our community" upon his parole. 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
1940-08-05

Conditional release statement for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, detailing his plans to live with his wife and return to work at his printing plant upon his release. 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
1941-04-04

Letter from Stanley R. Fike, treasurer of Inter-City Press, Inc., regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, owner of the business. Fike writes that Higgins was an engaged boss and states that he is proud "proud to say I am his friend." 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
1940-08-31

Handwritten notes regarding Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, concerning adding a correspondent to his authorized list. 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

Letter from Ludwick Graves regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Graves, president of the Kansas City School District, writes that Higgins "really is a very fine man [who] regrets to the utmost what he did." 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
1940-08-09

Record of court commitment for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, which records his offense, sentence, and his ultimate parole in 1938, and lists his mother as his emergency contact. 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
1938-07-18

Letter from Joseph McGee regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. McGee writes that Higgins' printing busines swill "keep him busy and give him a chance to rehabilitate himself," and that the time he has served "is more than sufficient to keep him from any further transgressions." 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
1940-08-01

Partial admission summary for Frank H. Adams, Inmate #52957, with psychiatric assessment and recommendations. Adams was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of vote fraud in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-05-12