Jefferson City Post-Tribune, Jefferson City, MO 15 May 1931
of the the MILLIONAIRE LIQUOR DEALER SENTENCED KANSAS CITY, May 15--(AP)-Ray 15--(AP)-Ray Broom, described by the district district attorney's office as a "millionaire "millionaire liquor wholesaler," was sentenced sentenced today to serve concurrently three two-year terms in the federal federal penitentiary at Leavenworth on his plea of guilty to sale, possession and transportation of 50 gallons oi children, said that since the law was passed largely through the influence influence of Anthony Comstock 57 years ago, one million and a half mothers have died of causes incident incident to motherhood, 90 percent of whom might have been saved had not the law been .in effect. alcohol and to conspiring to violate the federal prohibition law. He was fined $10,500. Broom faced an eight-month sentence sentence and a $5,000 fine on his conviction of failure to make a federal income tax return in 1928.