Order in Criminal Case No. 8991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Joe Tutaro, Frank Fischman, Veto DeRoun, Meyer Esthman, Joseph Aroitto, and Sam Greenburg, defendants. Judge Albert L. Reeves orders the case be dismissed.
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.
Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 12392: United States vs. Frank Balestrere, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on September 30, 1933, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Balestrere was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2,000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on October 2, 1933.
Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 5839: United States vs. Pete Cardina, Mike Titino, Thomas Tococo and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of Arthur L. Curran, Federal Prohibition Agent, the defendants were found in possession of "a certain quantity of intoxicating liquor," i.e. one and one-fourth pints of whiskey. The affidavit also notes that Gargotta has a prior conviction of possession in violation of the National Prohibition Act.
Indictment for Criminal Case No. 7990: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. The defendant is charged with selling twenty four strip stamps "purporting to be engraved strip stamps issued by the United States Government" to Jason Kominakis near the Westgate Hotel in Kansas City.
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.
Order in Criminal Case No. 8902: United States vs. Frank DeLuna and Ben Danzo, defendants. The document states that Frank Deluna entered a plea of guilty to the charge that he unlawfully transported "intoxicating liquor" in a motor car, and orders that the Peerless Touring Car be forfeited to the goverment "for use in the enforcement of the National Prohibition Act."
Commitment in Criminal Case No. 12392: United States vs. Frank Balestrere, defendant. The document reports that Giarameta entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Giarameta was delivered to the jailer on December 27, 1932.
Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6472: United States vs. Arthur L. Curran and Manning Wilcox, defendants. The defendants were serving as Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are charged with conspiring to conduct raids on individuals suspected of violating the Prohibition Act and then extort those individuals for cash payments to avoid arrest and receive protection from future interference in their distillation, possession, or sale of alcohol. The case was dismissed by order of District Judge Albert L. Reeves in November 1927.
Verdict in the trial for Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was found guilty in the first count and fourth counts of selling and possession of "an intoxicating beverage," i.e. whiskey, and not guilty of the second and third counts, also of the sale of whiskey. The verdicts are signed off on by N. C. Ewing, Foreman of the Jury.