U.S. vs. Tony Leptino: Indictment
Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8567: United States vs. Tony Leptino, defendant. Count I of the indictment reports that in 1924, Leptino entered a plea of guilty to a charge of selling one pint of whiskey in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and was sentenced to four months in the Buchanan County Jail and a one hundred dollar fine. It then charges Leptino, in a second offense, of selling four ounces of whiskey in November 1927. Count II describes Leptino's 1924 plea of guilty to possession of three pints of whiskey, and charges that Leptino, in a second offense, was in possession of a half-gallon of whiskey in November 1927. Count III further charges that Leptino maintained a "common nuisance" at 602 Main Street, "where intoxicating liquors ... [were] kept, possessed, stored and sold, in violation of the National Prohibition Act.