U.S. vs. Charles Gargotta: Statement
Statement made by Charles Gargotta in Criminal Case No. 12584: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta made a statement to Prosecuting Attorney T. A. J. Mastin in which he indicated that he was arrested on the street after leaving a woman's apartment on Armour Boulevard. He claimed that he only heard shooting to the east of him, and was not only was he unarmed at the time of his arrest, but that he had never owned an automatic pistol. He also took issue with other details of the case. Gargotta was a Pendergast ally and organized crime leader, and the case is part of a shootout incident involving Sheriff Thomas Bash, rival bootlegger Ferris Anthon, and others.