American Mildred Elizabeth Gillars—better known as “Axis Sally”— achieved infamy by broadcasting Nazi propaganda over the radio airwaves from Germany to audiences in Europe and America during World War II. After the war, Gillars was brought back to the United States and tried for treason before District Court Judge Edward Curran.

The jury found Gillars guilty on seven of eight counts of treason, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Gillars was sentenced to ten to thirty years in prison. She was granted parole in 1961, and went on to teach music to kindergarteners, before dying in 1988.