Even after her murder conviction landed her in prison, Diamond Lil was hounded by the law for her involvement with corrupt state officials. It appears that she received a regular kickback from corrupt district officials who used her house for “whoopie parties,” and the District Attorney wanted her to testify against them.

The seemingly simple vice of peddling sex turned out to be intricately connected to whole underworld of Peoria and Illinois. It was to this underworld that Lil showed allegiance.