U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. vs. Walter H. McGee, Wendell Johnson, Clarence Stevens, L. R. Gilbert, et al.: Complaint

Complaint for Criminal Case No. 12126: United States vs. Walter H. McGee, Wendell Johnson, Clarence Stevens, L. R. Gilbert, Hazel Johnson, Lenora Gilbert, Clarence Click, and George McGee, Defendants. In this document, Thomas J. Layson calls upon the court to charge the defendants with the kidnapping of Mary McElroy, daughter of Kansas City, Missouri city manager Henry Francis McElroy. Layson also charges the defendants with ransoming Mary McElroy for $30,000.00.

U.S. vs. Walter Davis: Judgment and Commitment

Judgment and commitment in Criminal Case No. 14697: United States vs. Walter Davis, defendant. Davis entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to four months in jail.

U.S. vs. Walter Davis: Indictment

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.

U.S. vs. W. C. Murphy, John L. Gordon, Senna Twist, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitment 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 documents report that Murphy entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to six months in jail, then suspended for two years probation, and a $1000 fine. Gordon, Senna and Bennett entered a plea of nolo contendere and were sentenced to two years probation. Tweedy entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to two months in jail, then suspected for two years probation, and a $250 fine.

U.S. vs. W. C. Murphy, John L. Gordon, Senna Twist, et al.: Indictment

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.

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.