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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: 
July 19th 1937

U.S. Attorney's report on Frank P. Dixon, Inmate #53423, which notes that the U.S. attorney believes Dixon was a victim of temptation and recommends parole when eligible. Dixon 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: 
July 19th 1938

U.S. Attorney's report on Glenn Barnard, Inmate #53424, which notes that the U.S. attorney believes Barnard was a victim of temptation and recommends parole when eligible. Barnard 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: 
July 17th 1938

U.S. Attorney's report on Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426, which notes that the U.S. attorney believes Audley was a victim of temptation and recommends parole when eligible. 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: 
July 19th 1938

U.S. Attorney's report on Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, recording Brenner's defense attorney, summarizing the charges, and noting the sentences imposed on his codefendants. The report recommends parole when eligible, and Judge Merrill E. Otis signed off in agreement. 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: 
July 19th 1938

U.S. Attorney's report on Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, which recording Williams' defense attorney, summarizing the charges, and noting the sentences imposed on his codefendants. The report recommends parole when eligible, and Judge Merrill E. Otis signed off in agreement. 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: 
July 19th 1938

U.S. Attorney's report for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which notes that he is being investigated for contempt of court and recommends against parole. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
June 20th 1939

U.S. Attorney's report on Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which records Higgins' defense attorney, summarizes the charges, and notes the sentence imposed. The report notes that the income Higgins is charged with evading taxes on was received from "protected gamblers and other forms of organized vice." U.S. Attorney Richard K. Phelps recommends against parole, while Judge J. C.

Date: 
May 13th 1940

U.S. Attorney's report on Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, recording Higgins' defense attorney, summarizing the charges, and noting that "the aggravating circumstances are that the income unreported by this prisoner was derived form the lowest and worst elements of the organized underworld of Kansas City." U.S. Attorney Richard K. Phelps reports that local mobster Charles Carollo is a suspected associate, and recommends against parole. Judge J. C. Collet does not concur, noting that this conviction is Higgins' first offense.

Date: 
June 3rd 1940

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.

Date: 
June 20th 1939
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