Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Cox, Willie

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The defendants were charged in multiple counts: in Count I, sale of eight ounces of whiskey; in Count II, another sale of eight ounces of whiskey; in Count III, with operating "the business of a retail dealer in intoxicating liquor" without having paid the appropriate tax; and in Count IV, with maintaining a common nuisance at 503 Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Warrant to apprehend in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. Commissioner James S. Summers approved the warrant to arrest the defendants per an account by Prohibition Investigator Leo C. Krayer that he and another investigator were able to purchase "four whiskey highballs and one pint of colored spirits," as well as other illegal purchases.

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Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The document reports that Willie Cox was charged in four counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty to the fourth count and was sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on October 24, 1932.