Newspaper clipping from the N. Y. Evening Graphic featuring a picture of Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was accused of being a spy for Germany during World War I. Because of this charge, she was executed in France on October 15, 1917. Review of official case documents in 1985 revealed that Mata Hari was most likely innocent. Mata Hari was the stage name for Margaretha Geertruida "Grietje" Zelle
Jack "Diamondfield" Davis, a Nevada prospector who stuck it rich after being pardoned for an Idaho murder in 1902. When he was working for a cattle company, Diamondfield was accused of the murder of two sheepherders. He was sentenced to hang, but his execution date was postponed and then changed to life inprisonment after two other men confessed to the crime. Diamondfield was pardoned by Idaho Governor Frank W. Hunt in December of 1902.
Self-proclaimed benefactor of the elderly, Robert Noble, surrounded by some of his followers in the courtroom. Noble was a radio personality who gained loyal followers from an old age pension plan he promoted. Noble and his followers were arrested on October 17, 1937 while staging a demonstration near radio station KMTR. Noble was charged with holding a parade without permit, blocking the sidewalk and refusing to disperse on police command. After a lengthy trial, Noble spent five days in jail, he planned to use the time to prepare speeches for a gubernatorial campaign. He said he was pleased that he would have a captive audience at this time.
Albert Smith, Jerry Ramlow, and Barney Bernard with equipment confiscated from a police raid on the residence at 1019 North Doheny Road on the night of January 4, 1938. The house was apparently operating as a casino for two weeks before tuxedo-clad policemen infiltrated the party and confiscated gambling equipment, $1755 in cash, and arrested seven men. Almost a hundred others, including high profile film actors and producers, were found at the residence.
Captain of Police Earle E. Kynette was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after the vehicle of Harry J. Raymond was bombed on January 14, 1938. Kynette was in charge of a special police intelligence unit that had been conducting surveillance on Raymond’s home from a nearby bungalow. Before the car bombing, Raymond had been conducting investigative work on Mayor Shaw and his possible connections with illegal gambling. Two other officers, Fred Browne and Roy J. Allen, connected with the intelligence unit were also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. However, Fred Browne was eventually acquitted. Kynette and Allen were both found guilty.