U.S. vs. Frank DeMayo, Joe Tutaro, Frank Fischman, et al.: Indictment

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Joe Tutaro, Frank Fischman, Veto DeRoun, Meyer Esthman, Joseph Aroitto, and Sam Greenburg, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate the National Prohibition Act by bottling and selling distilled spirits and bonding them with counterfeit stamps. Further, they are charged with hiring Henry Prudhomme to murder Gust West and James Komanakis, both Federal Prohibition Agents, who had testified against Frank DeMayo and Joe Tutaro in the past and were expected to do so in other pending cases against them. The indictment goes on to list specific instances of alcohol and counterfeint stamp sales involving the defendents, including the names of those to whom alcohol were sold and the time and place of the sales, and additional details about the murder plot.

Date: 
December 6th 1928
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Event Name: 
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-8991-0001
Transcription: 
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