U.S. vs. Frank Balestrere: Indictment


Indictment in Criminal Case No. 12392: United States vs. Frank Balestrere, defendant. Balestrere was charged in multiple counts: in Count I, possessing unregistered whiskey distilling equipment with a 60-gallon capacity; in Count II, operating a distillery "without having given a bond as required by law"; in Count III, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count IV, possessing and fermenting "a quantity of mash [1200 gallons] fit for distillation"; and in Count V, operating a distillery in a "dwelling house" at 508 Harrison Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas City, MO
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NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
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