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Encyclopedia > William Hale

William Hale, the so-called "King of the Osage Hills," was a cattleman and murderer. The Osage are American Indian People of the central Midwest. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ...

A power player in the Osage Indian Reservation in northern Oklahoma, Hale rose to local prominence in the late 1800s through years of bribery, intimidation, and extortion. In 1921, he ordered the murders of his nephew's wife and mother-in-law, followed by her cousin, sister and brother-in-law two years later, to gain control of their oil rights. Over the next few months, he had killed at least two dozen others who had threatened to testify against him. Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... Bribery is a crime defined by Blacks Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions as an official or other person in discharge of a public or legal duty. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person obtains money, behaviour, or other goods and/or services from another by wrongfully threatening or inflicting harm to this person, reputation, or property. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ...

The Osage Tribal Council suspected Hale early on, but couldn't solicit any testimony from the townspeople, many of whom Hale had bribed or threatened into silence. The council turned to the FBI, who sent four agents to the Reservation undercover who, over the next few years, gained the townspeople's trust enough that they began speaking out against Hale. Hale's nephew, whom he had strong-armed into going along with the scheme, confessed, and charges were finally brought against Hale, as well as the contract killer he had hired to perform the murders and his corrupt attorney. In 1929, Hale was convicted of ordering the murders, and imprisoned. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... A hitman (alternately, hit man) is a hired assassin, often by organized crime. ... -1...

External links

  • http://www.fbi.gov/page2/jan05/osage012605.htm
  • freedom of info act
  • http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?citeid=43143

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