Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts and Special Prosecutor Clyde Shoemaker, pictured at Fitts' perjury trial, circa January 1936. Dist. Atty Fitts was charged with perjuring himself during testimony to a 1931 grand jury, in regards to real estate transactions carried out by his family. His sister and secretary, Mrs. Berthal Gregory, was also a defendant in this case.
District Attorney Buron Fitts(rear left) and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory(rear middle) appear with their attorneys (front, left to right) Roland Swaffield, Walter K. Tuller, Joseph Scott, Jerry Giesler, and Jack Gilchrist(rear right) to contend with perjury charges made against them by the grand jury.
District Attorney Buron Fitts meets with his advisors over the charges of perjury brought against him by the grand jury. From left to right in the front, Buron Fitts, attorney Joseph Scott, and in the back, attorneys Jerry Giesler, Jack Gilchrist, and Harold Judson.
District attorney Buron Fitts and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory appear with their attorneys Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler to contend the charges of perjury brought against them by the grand jury. From left to right, standing, Buron Fitts, Joseph Scott, Mrs. Berthal Gregory, and Jerry Giesler.
District Attorney Buron Fitts and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory appear in a crowded courtroom with Mrs. Marion Fitts and their attorneys Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler. Seated left to right is Buron Fitts, Mrs. Marion Fitts, and Berthal Gregory. Standing in the back, left to right, is Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler.
Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts, second from right, sits with his defense lawyer Jerry Geisler, second from left, along with his chief deputy Robert P. Stewart, far left, and deputy District Attorney, William Simpson.
District Attorney Buron Fitts (standing) announces a new "gang squad" created to drive out Los Angeles gangsters and racketeers. The squad consists of six men, including leader John Klein (seated), formerly assigned to special duty with the grand jury. The group is also working with two police officers, one from Chicago and the other from New York, who will help to identify gangsters who have moved in from the east