U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

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.

U.S. vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 9207: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on January 18, 1929 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Pallino and DiGiovanna were "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered them to appear in the District Court on February 18, 1929.

U.S. vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 9207: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. Harold Lane, Federal Prohibition Agent, Pallino and DiGiovanna possessed and sold, "for beverage purposes," one quart of whiskey in three counts. The document also reports that the defendants possessed "for beverage purposes" 192 pints and 80 quarters of whiskey.

U.S. vs. Sadie Murphy, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 14118: United States vs. Sadie Humphrey, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, L. A. Radcliffe, Rosemary Comiskey, Frank Murray, John Shyne, and Opal Lillis, defendants. Humphrey entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to jail for three months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $500. Ferguson entered a plea of guilty was sentenced to three months in jail and a fine of $500. Ritz and Radcliffe entered pleas of nolo contendere and were placed on probation for one year.

U.S. vs. Sadie Murphy, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14118: United States vs. Sadie Humphrey, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, L. A. Radcliffe, Rosemary Comiskey, Frank Murray, John Shyne, and Opal Lillis, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 1st Precinct of the 2nd Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

U.S. vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, et al.: Recognizance for Appearance

Recognizances for appearance in court for Criminal Case No. 14113: United States vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, alias Bill Irwin, Norman John Nyhuse, alias Norman Nyhus, Clarissa Cox, Ethel Thompson, and Nana May Hunter, Defendants. These documents completed by the defendants attest that they will appear before the court to defend the charges imposed upon them.

U.S. vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, et al.: Judgment and Commitment

Judgment and commitment of Russell Lee Thompson in Criminal Case No. 14113: United States vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, alias Bill Irwin, Norman John Nyhuse, alias Norman Nyhus, Clarissa Cox, Ethel Thompson, and Nana May Hunter, Defendants. Thompson was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $300.00.

U.S. vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, et al.: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14113: United States vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, alias Bill Irwin, Norman John Nyhuse, alias Norman Nyhus, Clarissa Cox, Ethel Thompson, and Nana May Hunter, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 24th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Verdict

Verdict in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8838: United States vs. Rose Costanza, defendant. Costanza was found not guilty in the first, second, and third counts, related to operating a distillery, and guilty of the fourth count, related to the possession of alcohol. The verdicts are signed off on by the foreman of the jury.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza and Joseph Costanza, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on November 26, 1927, Joe Costanza's discharge from the case, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Rose Costanza was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered her to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Indictment

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."

U.S. vs. Robert Emmet O'Malley: Receipt of Fine Payment

Receipt of fine payment for Criminal Case No. 14459: United States vs. Robert Emmet O'Malley, Defendant. In this document, Clerk A. L. Arnold certifies that the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Missouri has received O'Malley's fine of $5000.00.