Gizzo, Anthony R.

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Photographs
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Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee. Gizzo is quoted as saying "Senator, I wish to hell you would tell me what the Mafia is. I never even heard of it."

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum regarding Tony Gizzo, who ran various bookmaking operations throughout Kansas City, as well as being involved in the liquor distribution business. Through these businesses he worked with Kansas City mob boss Charles Binaggio, Charles Carollo, Charles Gargotta, and others. Gizzo's suspected earnings from his gambling and liquor enterprises are included.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from James E. Jones, Acting Prohibition Commisser, regarding the parole of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Jones reiterates the facts of Gizzo's case and recommends he be denied parole as a "flagrant violator of the Harrison Narcotic Law." Gizzo was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547 to the United States Penitentiary Board of Parole, applying for parole and vowing to "live and remain at liberty without violating the laws." Gizzo was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Biographical sketch of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, to be attached to his application for parole, including family information and listing his legal representation. Gizzo was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents
Photographs

Mugshot and prison record of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, including biographical data as well as information about his conviction and sentencing. Gizzo was sentenced to two one-year terms, served concurrently, in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

A warrant to apprehend William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo to answer for charges placed against them by the United States of America in criminal case No. 6207. These men are charged with having in their possession "17 ounces of morphine and about 21 ounces of cocaine and one pound of gum opium." Gizzo was widely known as part of the Kansas City Mafia and as lieutenant to John Lazia, Kansas City North End political boss.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

The indictment for Criminal Case No. 6207: U.S. vs. William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo. Since the issuance of the warrant to apprehend, August Spearo's name is dropped from the case. The remaining men are charged with having in their possession fifteen ounces of morphine, one pound of gum opium, and 21 ounces of cocaine. Gizzo was widely known as part of the Kansas City Mafia and as lieutenant to John Lazia, Kansas City North End political boss.

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