Saturday, March 14, 2020

Gus Dowdy Conviction Reversed

A. S. (Gus) Dowdy of Dowdytown, Caswell County, NC: Convicted in 1929 for conspiracy to violate the national prohibition (liquor) law with John S. Funk, formerly NC prohibition inspector. Dowdy purportedly bribed Funk, who allegedly accepted bribes from other bootleggers. Conviction was reversed on appeal, possibly on jurisdictional grounds. No more is known.

Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 14 January 1931, Wednesday, Page 1.

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