Prohibition

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Order of probation in Criminal Case #9129, United States vs. Joe DiGiovanna, defendant. The order notes that the defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charge of possessing an unregistered whiskey still and sentences him to two years of probation with a $1,000 bond. Dr. Max Goldman is named as his probation officer.

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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8389: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanni, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on January 7, 1928, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Joe DiGiovanni was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on January 7, 1928.

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 3956: United States vs. Paul Di Giovanni, defendant. The defendant is charged with selling, "for beverage purposes," a quart of wine, and being in possession of two quarts of wine, in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 7988: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The defendants are charged with illegally allowing the bottling of distilled spirits and stamping them with stamps "purporting to be engraved strip stamps issued by the United States Government" in an office at the Kansas City Life Building.

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Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant, summarizing DeLuca's arrest on June 2, 1927, the witnesses who appeared on his behalf, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeLuca was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered to appear in the District Court on November 7, 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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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.

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza, defendant. The defendant was charged with, in Count I, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count II, making, possession, and fermenting "a quantity of mash fit for distillation... to wit, 120 gallons" outside of an authorized distillery; in Count III, manufacturing "for beverage purposes" six gallons of whiskey; and in Count IV, possessing six gallons of whiskey "for beverage purposes."

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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 12392: United States vs. Frank Balestrere, defendant.

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Affidavit in Criminal Case No. 7991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants.

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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.

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Commitment 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. The document reports that Glenn White entered a plea of guilty of violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one day at the Jackson County Jail.

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