Carrollo, Charles V.

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John F. Lazia

Johnny Lazia (born Lazzio) gained prominence in Kansas City's politics during the 1920s and ‘30s due to his leadership of the North Side Democratic Club, engagement in local organized crime, and involvement with Tom Pendergast's political machine. Pendergast dominated Kansas City politics not by holding elected offices, but through his machine of alliances and affiliates.

U.S. vs. Charles V. Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14462: United States vs. Charles V. Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged with mailing a letter and unsigned bill of sale granting one-quarter ownership of a lottery-style gaming operation, the Fortune Skill-Ball game, at 2 West 39th Street.

U.S. vs. Charles V. Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14462: United States vs. Charles V. Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged with mailing a letter and unsigned bill of sale granting one-quarter ownership of a lottery-style gaming operation, the Fortune Skill-Ball game, at 2 West 39th Street.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Sentencing

Sentencing in Criminal Case No. 14578: United States vs. Charles Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was found guilty of perjury by jury trial. Judge Merrill E. Otis writes that the proof of Carrollo's guilt was "overwhelming," discusses the seriousness of perjury as "gravely threatening to the well-being of the state," and notes that the maximum punishment allowed is five years' imprisonment and a $2,000 fine.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 14581: United States vs. Charles Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to one year and one day in penitentiary, to run consecutively with his sentence in case No. 14578.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Judgment and Commitment

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 14578: United States vs. Charles Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, a Kansas City mob boss, was found guilty in the charge of perjury and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14573: United States vs. Charles V. Carrollo, defendant. Carrrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged in connection with his application for naturalization as a United States citizen. The indictment states that Carrollo had, under oath, sworn that during the years prior to filing for naturalization, he had "behaved as a personal of good moral character," and specifically, that he had denied receiving any profit from gambling or gaming. The indictment charges that he knowingly perjured himself in doing so.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14639: United States vs. Charles V. Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged with income tax evasion in the years 1935-1939. The indictment details his sources of income, including smoke and cigar shops, gaming and gambling operations, casinos, liquor distributors, and nightclubs and bars.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14462: United States vs. Charles V. Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged with mailing a letter and unsigned bill of sale granting one-quarter ownership of a lottery-style gaming operation, the Fortune Skill-Ball game, at 2 West 39th Street.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14578: United States vs. Charles V. Carrrollo, defendant. Carollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss, and was charged with "wilfully ... attempting to evade and defeat a large part of the income tax upon his net income" for 1937 and 1938. The untaxed income at issue is alleged to be "lug and protection money from gambling establishments."

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Docket Entries

Docket entries in Criminal Case No. 14639: United States vs. Charles Carrollo, defendant. Carrollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss. The document lists the timeline of events in the case, including the indictment filing on July 21, 1939, guilty pleas on counts 3 and 4 on October 19, 1939, and sentencing on October 29, 1939. Carrollo was committed to the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on November 14, 1939, and a notice of appeal was filed on September 9, 1943.

U.S. vs. Charles Carrollo: Application for Bill of Particulars

Application for bill of particulars in Criminal Case No. 14573: United States vs. Charles Carrollo, defendant, stating that specific matters in the indictment are "vague, indefinite, uncertain, ambiguous, equivocal, and contradictory." The document requests more names, locations, and other details of the "gambling establishments" that Carrollo is accused of collecting, or authorizing other people to collect, "lug and protection money" from.