Otto P. Higgins Inmate File: R. C. Lynn Letter
Letter from Special Agent R. C. Lynn regarding his investigation into Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Lynn argues that Higgins was appointed to his post as director of the Kansas City Police department "over the objections of Mr. T. J. Pendergast and the late Mr. H. F. McElroy, and was merely 'tolerated' by Pendergast while serving in that role. Lynn also reiterates the facts of Higgins' case, specifically noting his income and reported income for the years 1934-1938, and describes him as appearing to be "arrogant, ruthless and domineering" with his subordinates. Higgins was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.
November 6th 1939
Kansas City, MO
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NARA ID 580698, Notorious Offenders Files, 1919-1975
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