Identification photographs

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Mug shot of Vernon C. Miller or Verne Miller, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. The state alleged that "that appellant [Richetti] with two notorious criminals "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Verne Miller, perpetrated the massacre in the attempted execution of a conspiracy to liberate convict Nash."

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Mug shot of Bernard Phillips, used as an exhibit in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. Phillips was an associate of Frank Nash and suspected to be involved in the Union Station Massacre during the beginning of the investigation.

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Mug shot of Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. The state alleged that "that appellant [Richetti] with two notorious criminals "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Verne Miller, perpetrated the massacre in the attempted execution of a conspiracy to liberate convict Nash."

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Mug shot of Frank Nash, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. The detained Nash was killed in the Union Station Massacre as FBI agents and police officers attempted to transport him.

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Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary. This photo was used as an exhibit in support of the defendant in the Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Although Gadwood claimed Ballew and his associates were solely responsible for the murder of Lee Flacy, the State of Missouri concluded that Gadwood along with men sent by Ballew traveled to the cafe at 5824 Swope Parkway to murder Flacy. The state also understands that as ward leader for the "rabbit" faction, Gadwood was answering to Hymie Ballew.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Government Identification Order for Robert G. Brady, used in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. Brady's aliases include Bob Brady, Pat Brady, J. H. Taylor, and Bob Ross and is described as 29 years old, 6'1.5", 187 lbs., with large build, black to gray hair, brown eyes, and dark complexion.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Government Identification Order for Robert G. Brady, used in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. Brady's aliases include Bob Brady, Pat Brady, J. H. Taylor, and Bob Ross and is described as 29 years old, 6'1.5", 187 lbs., with large build, black to gray hair, brown eyes, and dark complexion.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Government Identification Order for Bernard Phillips, used in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. Phillips is also known as B. A. Courtney and is described as 38 years old, 5'8", 203 lbs., stout, chestnut black hair, azure light eyes, and light complexion.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Government Identification Order for Harvey J. Bailey, used in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. Bailey's other aliases include J. J. Brennan and John Brown and is described as 45 years old, 5'11", 180 lbs., with large build, black to gray hair, brown eyes, and dark complexion.

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Clippings

Recurring magazine feature, "Chief's Chair", from the October 1933 issue of "Startling Detective Adventures". This article was used in support of the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. It implicates Vernon C. Miller (Verne C. Miller) and William Weissman as the murderers in the Union Station Massacre and also mentions the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

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Photographs

Mugshot of Pendergast tax fraud accomplice Robert Emmett O'Malley, Inmate #55296, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. O'Malley, superintendent of the Missouri State Insurance Department, was charged on May 22, 1939 for tax fraud. He was sentenced two years in prison, nine months longer than Tom Pendergast's sentence in the same trial.

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Mugshot of former Negro League baseball player Lemuel Hawkins, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. Hawkins played first base for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1921 to 1927 and the Chicago American Giants in 1928. He was convicted for attempted automobile theft in Chanute, Kansas in July 1931. Hawkins was later killed three years later when his accomplice accidentally shot him while attempting to rob a beer distribution truck in Chicago.

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