Testimony of Edward Phillip Osadchey (Eddy Spitz)

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Summary of the testimony of Edward Ochadsey, aka Eddy Spitz, describing him as a night club operator, gambler, and wire service partner, who partnered in a liquor distribution business with Kansas City crime boss Charles Binagio and Morris "Snag" Klein. The operations of the Last Chance Saloon, a gambling parlor straddling the Missouri/Kansas state line, are described, including a note that the establishment was closed the day Binaggio was murdered. Ochadsey was also involved in the Stork Club, a gambling establishment in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was involved in bookmaking and wire services in Kansas City, and worked to elect Governor Forest Smith in 1948, and to influence the actions and makeup of the Kansas City police board.

Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
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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.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
RG46, U.S. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 5/3/1950-9/1/1951
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARADC-RG46-30-0003-0004
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