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FBI report for Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT, which records his current and prior charges and sentences. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.

Date: 
September 10th 1945

Admission summary for Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT, describing his previous record, family and personal data, medical and psychiatric status, and recommendations for his imprisonment. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.

Date: 
May 19th 1943

Parole progress report for Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT, recording his prior employment, mental and physical condition, correspondents, and post-parole plans. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics, and his parole was denied at this time.

Date: 
March 1944

Mugshot and prison record of Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT/#62155, noting his transfer from the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, to the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, in August, 1945, along with other information. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.

Date: 
August 22nd 1945

Memorandum including biographical and criminal history for Frank DeLuca, Kansas City organized crime figure. DeLuca immigrated from Italy in 1923 to join his brothers Joseph and Samuel, associates of Mafia boss Johnny Lazia. DeLuca is described as being a close associate of St. Louisan Tony Lopiparo, and as having killed a man named Ed Murry in his Florida Blossom saloon in 1936. He was also investigated for involvement in alcohol and narcotics violations.

Date: 
1950

Memorandum including biographical and criminal history for Joseph DeLuca, Kansas City organized crime figure. DeLuca immigrated from Italy in 1910 and moved to Kansas City in 1922, where he was later indicted on narcotics charges Prohibition Act violations, and owned liquor stores with his brother, Frank DeLuca.

Date: 
July 13th 1950

Kansas City Police Department record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph Deluca. DeLuca was charged with traffic, liquor, narcotics, and other violations beginning in 1927.

FBI record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca, including numerous charges including Prohibition Act and narcotics violations beginning in 1930.

Date: 
August 18th 1950

Profiles of Kansas City organized crime figures Joe "Scarface" DiGiovanni, his brother Peter "Sugarhouse Pete" DiGiovanni, James Balestrere, Nicolo Impostato, Vincent Chiapetta, Thomas Lococo, Tony Gizzo, and Joseph DeLuca, including biographical information, discussions of criminal involvement and known associates, and records with the Kansas City Police Department. Charges including kidnapping, murder, Prohibition violations, selling narcotics, and other crimes. The document also notes whether these mens had been interviewed by the Kefauver Committee.

Diagram from the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, illustrating the Kansas City Mafia's engagement in narcotics, murder, gambling games and bookmaking, and liquor distribution. Names of alleged members are listed, as are victims of unsolved murders. The diagram also depicts the involvement of the Kansas City Mafia with organized crime in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Tampa.

Date: 
November 30th 1950

Profiles of prominent Kansas City organized crime figures, including Charles Binaggio, Gaetano "Thomas" Lococo, and James Balestrere.

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