Prohibition

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U.S. vs. Willie Cox: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The document reports that Willie Cox was charged in four counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty to the fourth count and was sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on October 24, 1932.

U.S. vs. Tony Leptino: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8557: United States vs. Tony Leptino, defendant. The document summarizes facts of the case, including the defendant's arrest on November 11, 1927, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $1500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

U.S. vs. Tony Leptino: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8567: United States vs. Tony Leptino, defendant. Count I of the indictment reports that in 1924, Leptino entered a plea of guilty to a charge of selling one pint of whiskey in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and was sentenced to four months in the Buchanan County Jail and a one hundred dollar fine. It then charges Leptino, in a second offense, of selling four ounces of whiskey in November 1927.

U.S. vs. Tony Leptino: Commitment

Incomplete commitment in Criminal Case No. 8557: United States vs. Tony Leptino, defendant. The document notes that Leptino was delivered to the warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, to serve a sentence after being convicted of a Prohibition Act violation.

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Tony Casciola was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Casciola was delivered to the superintendent of the reformatory on November 17, 1929.

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio and Gaston Van Ross: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants.

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio and Gaston Van Ross: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Ellis Titus Buice was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Buice was delivered to the Jackson County jailer on July 27, 1929, due to the Clay County jail being under investigation at the time.

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio and Gaston Van Ross: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Gaston Van Ross was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Van Ross was delivered to the Jackson County jailer on July 27, 1929, due to the Clay County jail being under investigation at the time.

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio and Gaston Van Ross: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Angelo Distassio was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Distassio was delivered to the superintendent of the reformatory on November 19, 1929.

U.S. vs. Solly Weissman, Bob Rippan, Frank Malloy, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 9018: United States vs. Solly Weissman, Bob Rippen, Frank (Fred) Malloy, Joseph L. Tingle, Emma Amsler (alias Helen E. Johnson), and Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to "sell, barter, transport, deliver, furnish and possess intoxicating liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act." The indictment specifies that the defendants transported 94 drums of alcohol from Buffalo, New York and 106 drums from Long Dock, New Jersey to sell them locally.

U.S. vs. Sam Pallino, Frank Mazzuca, and Joe DiGiovanna: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 9384: United States vs. Sam Pallino, Frank Mazzuca, and Joe DiGiovanna, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on March 2, 1929, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that the defendants were "probably guilty," ordered recognizance of $1000.00 and $500.00, and ordered them to appear in the District Court on April 22, 1929.

U.S. vs. Sam Pallino, Frank Mazzuca, and Joe DiGiovanna: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 9384: United States vs. Sam Pallino, Frank Mazzuca, and Joe DiGiovanna, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. Harold Lane, Federal Prohibition Agent, the defendants, in multiple counts, sold quantities of apricot brandy and were in possession of "25 pints, 12 quarts, 34 half pints, 83 quarts, 47 pints and 96 half pints of whiskey." The defendants are also accused of maintaining a "common nuisance" at 516 Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri.