Kansas City Organized Crime Profiles

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Description: 

Profiles of prominent Kansas City organized crime figures, including Charles Binaggio, Gaetano "Thomas" Lococo, and James Balestrere. Balestrere is described as "the head of the Mafia Society at Kansas city, Mo., and is second command in the state," and Joseph DiGiovanni is listed as the head of the Mafia Society for the state and is described as "the most feared and influential man in the Kansas City underworld." The profiles also note connections between Kansas City figures and organized crime in cities including New York, Chicago, Tampa, and New Orleans, and their involvement in the Kansas City Narcotic Syndicate.

Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Washington, D.C. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
RG46, U.S. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 5/3/1950-9/1/1951
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARADC-RG46-29-0001-0002
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