Wright Pleads Guilty to Dry Law Conspiracy - 1930
,: CHARGES - - Is Wright is uilty of Conspiracy Sentence Postponed; Cuda, Williams, Counterfeiters, Get 5 - '"' Year ..' Two important cases were up in U. S, district court here thw morning: 1 Lyall T. Wright, Mauston, former "boy sheriff" of Juneau county, charged . with conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition law, pleaded guilty and sentence was 5 CharlM Williams. Gary. Ind.. and Nick Cuda, Chicago, found guilty of counterfeiting, were sentenced each to five years In Leavenworth penitentiary. Wright, changed' his former plea of 'not guilty' to one' or 'guilty' to charges of conspiracy to violate the. federal prohibition 'law. when arraigned before Judge n. O. Baltzell, in U...S. district court here this morning. Sentence was postponed' on .motion of Stanley M. Ryan, .17. . S. district attorney, who informed the court that other defendants and cases arising from the Wright indictment are still pending. Wright aa indicted by a U. S. grand jury last June 14,' following a series of "raids in the vicinity, 'of Mauston and Kllbourn. Information secured hy federal prohibition officers Working out of the Madison office and special agents from Chicago had led to Wright's .'He entered a. plea of not guilty when arraigned. before, a U. 6.. court. commissioner here'' and .was, bound' 'over to. the June, session of. - the TJ. 'S. grand . jury for further investigation. Wright was arrested a second time a week ago when federal prohibition agents in a raid on his restauraEt at Mauston unearthed a quantity.of alleged - lnt ox! eating liquor. Seven other persons were indicted with Wright on the charge of cor lng to operate a liquor ring In Juneau county. Practically all , of his co - de - ieraanis nave D:en arraigned and sentenced previously.