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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on September 7, 1933 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Gargotta was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1,000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on December 3, 1933.

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Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13647: United States vs. John T. Little, Alice M. Foreschl, James E. Maxey, Lena T. Green, Forest C. Holman, Ruth Hogendorn, Joseph Hobdy, and Gilbert Stevens, defendants. The document reports that Maxey entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve thirty days in jail. Little was convicted by the jury and sentenced to two years at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and was delivered to the warden on April 30, 1938.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13738: United States vs. W. C. Murphy, John L. Gordon, Senna Twist, Alice Tweedy, Ada Bennett, and Ernest N. Orr, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 10th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Order in Criminal Case No. 13387: United States vs. Buster Balestrere, defendant. The order, signed by Judge Albert L. Reeves, orders Balestrere's sentence of probation be shortened due to good behavior. Balestrere entered a plea of guilty to his charges and ended up spending two and a half years on probation rather than his original sentence of five years.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13944: United States vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, Cora Ellen Owells, Mary I. Diehl, Edwin H. Mengell, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 3rd Precinct of the 16th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 14118: United States vs. Sadie Humphrey, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, L. A. Radcliffe, Rosemary Comiskey, Frank Murray, John Shyne, and Opal Lillis, defendants. Humphrey entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to jail for three months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $500. Ferguson entered a plea of guilty was sentenced to three months in jail and a fine of $500. Ritz and Radcliffe entered pleas of nolo contendere and were placed on probation for one year.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14697: United States vs. Walter Davis, defendant. Davis was charged with the purchase of 10 "marihuana cigarettes," without having paid the transfer tax, at 538 Main Street in Kansas City.

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 5928: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. The defendant is charged with the sale and possession of "one-half pint of whiskey" and "maintain[ing] a common nuisance" at 212 Independence Avenue.

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Commitment in Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was found guilty of "the offense of Violation of the National Prohibition Act," and sentenced to serve six months in the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri. The document also includes a certification of Gargotta's delivery to the Pettis County Sheriff on December 7, 1921, to begin serving his sentence.

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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza and Joseph Costanza, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on November 26, 1927, Joe Costanza's discharge from the case, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Rose Costanza was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered her to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8550: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanni, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on November 26, 1927.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8647: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Abe Schneider, Jack Clarkson, Joe Maniscalao (alias Joe Mancello), and Joe Deblume, defendants. They are charged with conspiring to "engage in the business of unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors" in violation of the National Prohibition Act. The indictment goes on to list specific sales, including the individuals to whom they sold liquor and the dates and places those sales took place.

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