Prohibition

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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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Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant.

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Warrant to apprehend in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. Commissioner James S. Summers approved the warrant to arrest the defendants per an account by Special Agent Martin J. Lahart that he and another investigator were able to purchase six whiskey highballs, and witnessed other customers purchasing cocktails and beer.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8559: United States vs. Angelo Troyer, defendant. Troyer was charged with, in Count I, possessing unregistered distilling equipment, i.e. a 50-gallon whiskey still; in Count II, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count III, operating a "distilling apparatus" inside a dwelling at 617 Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Search warrant issued for "the premises of John Doe (true name unknown) at 100 Delaware Street, alleging that "intoxicating liquor has been and is now being illegally kept, bartered and sold, in the pool hall and soft drink parlor" at that address. The search warrant was executed on February 28, 1923, and was relevant to Criminal Case No. 5676: United States vs. Jake Binaggia, Frank Fondana and Tony Dibanata, defendant.

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Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant. The document reports that Gargotta was charged in five counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve three months at the Johnson County Jail in Warrensburg, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on November 14, 1932.

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Commitments in Criminal Case No. 6469: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Benno Grauenbaum, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. Manning Wilcox, Harvey Storms, Arthur L. Curran, and Elton Apt were found guilty of violating Section 37 of the Penal Code and sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth and assessed fines of 2,000, plus costs, per person.

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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.

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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8555: United States vs. Flore Picralli, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on January 16, 1928, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6469: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Benno Grauenbaum, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. The defendants were all Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are all charged "in the unlawful manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors or in the unlawful possession thereof." They are also charged with dividing the city into "different raiding territories," then using their positions to extort money from the subjects of their investigations and raids.

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Search warrant issued for the building at 1030 East 5th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, described as "a two story brick building ... and occupied as a grocery store." The document alleges that "intoxicating liquor now is being kept for sale and barter in violation of the National Prohibition Act." The search warrant was executed by Agent Thurston C. Hulse on April 4, 1925, and was relevant to Criminal Case No. 7127: U.S. vs. Peter Digiovanni.

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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.

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