From George H. White to Sam Wear

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Description: 

Letter from George H. White to U.S. Attorney Sam Wear regarding an investigation into Carl Carramusa. Carramusa is accused of being a representative of the Kansas City Narcotic Syndicate, a subsidiary of the Kansas City Mafia. The letter provides a history of Impostato's entry into Kansas City organized crime through John Lazia after arriving from Chicago in 1929, and connects the Kansas City narcotics trade with St. Louis, Tampa, Havana, and other cities. Carramusa, along with numerous other associates, received a total of 155 counts of narcotics violation charged in 1942, with many of the charged entering pleas of guilty and serving jail and probation sentences, with evidence provided by Carramusa's cooperation with the government. He was murdered the next year in Chicago, Illinois and an investigation into that crime was being conducted at the time of the letter.

Addressee: 
Date: 
August 31st 1945
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.
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-RG46-30-0005-0001
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