Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Ballano, Tony

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum regarding Tony Ballano, Kansas City organized crime figure. The memo summarizes biographical information, as well as his police record and involvement in criminal activities, as well as noting that he "has not been very prominent publicly in the last ten years." Ballano is described as "an old-time bomb thrower and Black Hander," who was shot six times by the police during a stake out.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Profiles of Kansas City organized crime figures Joe "Scarface" DiGiovanni, his brother Peter "Sugarhouse Pete" DiGiovanni, James Balestrere, Nicolo Impostato, Vincent Chiapetta, Thomas Lococo, Tony Gizzo, and Joseph DeLuca, including biographical information, discussions of criminal involvement and known associates, and records with the Kansas City Police Department. Charges including kidnapping, murder, Prohibition violations, selling narcotics, and other crimes. The document also notes whether these mens had been interviewed by the Kefauver Committee.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Court Opinion by Commissioner Berryman Henwood for Case No. 30588: State of Missouri, Respondent, vs. Maurice W. Nagle, Appellant. After considering Nagle's appeal, Henwood reverses the initial judgment finding Nagle guilty of killing traffic officer James H. Smith on June 14, 1928 after Messino and six other men stole $19,000 from Home Trust Company at 1117-19 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Henwood discharges Nagle because the commissioner states that there is no evidence that Nagle participated in the murder or robbery.

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