William G. Bonelli (second from left), State Board of Equalization member, and Merle Templeton (far right), Chief Liquor Control Officer, both charged with involvement in a liquor license bribe scandal in which they allegedly conspired to extort money from liquor retailers under threat of causing them to lose their liquor license. Far left is A. Brigham Rose, attorney for Ed Levine, another alleged member of the pay-off ring, which included at least six members. Second from right is Judge Carlos S. Hardy, who was not the judge for the trial
Possibly related to the article “Girl Gets Way--In Air, Injunction Denied in Fight to Bar Actress From Plane Trip,” Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 1927: 11. The article states: Petition for an injunction to prevent Helene Millard, an actress at a Hollywood theater, from flying to the bedside of her father, Royal Millard, reported ill in San Francisco, was denied yesterday by Judge Baird after the court had inspected the airplane said to have been chartered by Miss Millard, and pronounced it safe for the flight. …
Related to the article, "EVANGELIST NEAR BREAK: Sensation Hinted in Film Trial Mrs. McPherson-Hutton Worn Down by Fight and Court Calls Halt Estranged Mate Met as She Goes to Give Deposition in Hutton Case," Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 1934: A1
Possibly related to the article "Fitts to Plead Today to Charge Made by Kegley," Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 1933: A5. The article reports that Kegley obtained from Municipal Judge Wilbur Curtis a complaint with charges of criminal slander against District Attorney Fitts.