STATE OF ILLINOIS )
COUNTY OF COOK )
IN THE CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY:
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS )
Bill of Particulars as to Count 1, Count 2, and Count 3, of Indictment No. 23912, filled in conformity to rule entered July 5th, 1921, by his Honor Judge Hugo Friend, one of the Judges of the Criminal Court of Cook County.
The defendants in the above entitled cause, and each of them, are hereby notified that the State will offer evidence tending to show that the defendants, Edward V. Cicotte, Claude Williams, Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Arnold Gandill, George Weaver, Oscar Felsch and Charles Risberg, in September and October of 1919 were engaged as base ball players and were members of a base ball club known as the American League Base Ball Club of Chicago, a corporation;
That said American League Base Ball Club of Chicago was engaged to play in competition with a certain other base ball club known as the National League Base Ball Club of Cincinnati, Ohio, a certain series of games of base ball; some of the games of said series to be played in Chicago and other games of said series to be played in Cincinnati, Ohio;
That the defendants, William Burns and Hal Chase were at various times connected with base ball as professional base ball players but were not participants in any of the games of the above mentioned series;
That the defendants, Joseph J. Sullivan, Rachael Brown Abe Attell, Carl Zork, Ben Franklin, Ben Levi, Louis Levi, and David Zelzer were not connected with base ball as players, but were reputed to be gamblers or prized fighters and interested in the promotion of gambling enterprises and sporting events of questionable character;
That considerable public interest was manifested in the outcome
of said series of games and each game of said series;
That each of said games was publicly regarded as an important sporting event and that the spectators of said games and each to them was required to pay an admission fee to the field where said games were played;
That the defendants participating in said games as players conspired, confederated and agreed together with the defendants not participating therein to so conduct themselves throughout the said games and each of said games and so manipulate their playing in each of said games as to make certain in advance of the playing in each of said games as to make certain in advance of the playing of said games the outcome thereof and the winner thereof, and so as to make certain in advance of the playing of all of the games of said series the outcome of the majority of the games of said series and the winner of the majority of said series of games;
And the defendants not participating in said games, as base ball players, conspired, confederated and agree together and with the defendants participating in said games to operate among the spectators of said games and others and the general public to procure divers large sums of money by means of and by use of the confidence game.
That one Charles C. Nims, a resident of Chicago, Illionois, was unlawfully, fraudulently and feloniously swindled out of the sum of $250.00 by the defendant, Joseph J. Sullivan, who was then and there engaged in carrying out the conspiracy aforesaid and who did then and there obtain from the said Charles C. Nims the sum of $250.00 by means and by use of the confindence fame contrary to the Statute in such cases made and provided.
And further particulars, the defendants are respectfully referred to the first, second, and third counts of said indictment.
Signed: Robert E. Crowe
State's Attorney of Cook County, Illinois
Signed: Geo E Gorman
Asisstant State's Attorney
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