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Verdict for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, Lazia is found guilty as charged in the indictment.

Date: 
February 14th 1934

Statement Made by the Court When Imposing Sentences for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, the court affirms its belief that the jury was unbiased, despite the large amount of publicity the case received. The court also explains the decisions made when imposing punishment for Lazia's guilty verdict.

Date: 
February 23rd 1934

Bill of Exceptions in Condensed and Narrative Form for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document provides an account of all exceptions made during the trial testimony.

Date: 
May 7th 1934

Fingerprints for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The fingerprints were recorded by Poole's Morgue at 5049 Indiana Ave, Chicago. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
August 19th 1934

Resolution passed by "a body of Republicans and other patriotic citizens" repudiating First Ward Committeeman Ray Horton "because of his many acts in aiding and abetting the Lazia-McElroy-Pendergast machine," voter fraud, and demanding that Governor Guy Park take steps to clean up the Board of Election Commissioners in Kansas City.

Date: 
April 7th 1934

Letter from Louise Park of the Kansas City Division of the Jackson County Emergency Relief Committee to Missouri Governor Guy Park, reporting on the status of various projects.

Date: 
July 20th 1934

Death certificate for Lottie Conroy issued by the Missouri State Board of Health. She died on March 24, 1934, and her cause of death is listed as second and third degree burns resulting from her clothing catching fire.

Date: 
April 24th 1934

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 12584: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was charged in three counts related to the possession and concealment of two .45 caliber pistols that had been stolen from the National Guard Armory in Kansas City, Kansas. Gargotta was a Pendergast ally and organized crime leader, and the case is part of a shootout incident involving Sheriff Thomas Bash, rival bootlegger Ferris Anthon, and others.

Date: 
June 6th 1934

Order in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. Judge Albert L. Reeves orders the case be dismissed.

Date: 
February 6th 1934

Order in Criminal Case No. 12392: United States vs. Frank Balestrere, defendant. The order, signed by Judge Merrill E. Otis, orders Balestrere's release from the Johnson County Jail on January 6, 1934. Otis cites Balestrere's lack of previous criminal record and letters from doctors attesting to Balestrere's poor health. The order states that upon his release, Balestrere will be subject to two years of probation.

Date: 
January 6th 1934

Verdict in the trial of Criminal Case No. 12584: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. The defendant was found guilty in all three counts of illegal weapons charges. Gargotta was a Pendergast ally and organized crime leader, and the case is part of a shootout incident involving Sheriff Thomas Bash, rival bootlegger Ferris Anthon, and others.

Date: 
June 20th 1934

Information provided by Prosecuting Attorney W. W. Graves for Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Graves charges Gadwood with the murder of Lee Flacy on May 27, 1934. The alleged murder occured "during a city election in Kansas City at a restuarant located at 5824 Swope Parkway, two doors from the polling place for the 25th precinct of the 16th ward." [Taken from a Opinion from the Supreme Court of Missouri.] Gadwood was the "rabbit" faction ward leader and Flacy was a "goat" faction precinct captain.

Date: 
1934

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12698: United States vs. Richard Tallman Galatas, alias Dick Galadis, alias Pritchard Sheridan; Herbert Allen Farmer, alias Herbert Black, alias H. A. Patton, alias W. H. Williams; Esther Farmer; Frances Nash, alias Frances Miller, alias Frances Harrison; Frank B. Mulloy, alias Frits Mulloy; Louis Stacci, alias Doc Stacey; Elisabeth Galatas, alias Betty McFadden, alias Mrs. Glenn Morris, and Vivian Mathis, alias Vivian Page, alias Clara Hays, Defendants. The defendants are charged in a conspiracy of aiding Vernon C.

Date: 
October 24th 1934

Application for Order for Subpoena Duces Tecum for Criminal Case No. 12698: United States vs. Richard Tallman Galatas, alias Dick Galadis, alias Pritchard Sheridan; Herbert Allen Farmer, alias Herbert Black, alias H. A. Patton, alias W. H. Williams; Esther Farmer; Frances Nash, alias Frances Miller, alias Frances Harrison; Frank B. Mulloy, alias Frits Mulloy; Louis Stacci, alias Doc Stacey; Elisabeth Galatas, alias Betty McFadden, alias Mrs. Glenn Morris, and Vivian Mathis, alias Vivian Page, alias Clara Hays, Defendants. This document asks the court to order John H. Fultz and William H.

Date: 
October 24th 1934

Order for Subpoena Duces Tecum for Criminal Case No. 12698: United States vs. Richard Tallman Galatas, alias Dick Galadis, alias Pritchard Sheridan; Herbert Allen Farmer, alias Herbert Black, alias H. A. Patton, alias W. H. Williams; Esther Farmer; Frances Nash, alias Frances Miller, alias Frances Harrison; Frank B. Mulloy, alias Frits Mulloy; Louis Stacci, alias Doc Stacey; Elisabeth Galatas, alias Betty McFadden, alias Mrs. Glenn Morris, and Vivian Mathis, alias Vivian Page, alias Clara Hays, Defendants. This document orders John H. Fultz and William H.

Date: 
October 24th 1934

Three motions and petitions to suppress evidence illegally obtained and intended to be used upon the trial of Criminal Case No. 12698: United States vs. Richard Tallman Galatas, alias Dick Galadis, alias Pritchard Sheridan; Herbert Allen Farmer, alias Herbert Black, alias H. A. Patton, alias W. H. Williams; Esther Farmer; Frances Nash, alias Frances Miller, alias Frances Harrison; Frank B. Mulloy, alias Frits Mulloy; Louis Stacci, alias Doc Stacey; Elisabeth Galatas, alias Betty McFadden, alias Mrs. Glenn Morris, and Vivian Mathis, alias Vivian Page, alias Clara Hays, Defendants.

Date: 
December 27th 1934

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12697: United States vs. Charles Arthur Floyd and Adam Richetti, Defendants. They are charged with the theft of an automobile in connection with the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
October 22nd 1934

Capias for Criminal Case No. 12697: United States vs. Charles Arthur Floyd and Adam Richetti, Defendants. This document orders law enforcement to apprehend Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Adam Richetti.

Date: 
October 22nd 1934

Capias for Criminal Case No. 12697: United States vs. Charles Arthur Floyd and Adam Richetti, Defendants. This document orders law enforcement to apprehend Adam Richetti.

Date: 
December 1st 1934

Order for Criminal Case No. 12697: United States vs. Charles Arthur Floyd and Adam Richetti, Defendants. This document reinstates the case now that Adam Richetti has been apprehended.

Date: 
December 5th 1934

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