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Fingerprints and physical description of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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March 15th 1929

Correspondence from Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, to his wife, Bessie DeMayo, discussing personal and legal affairs, and mentioning Tony Ribaste, a member of a Kansas City organized crime family. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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January 9th 1930

Prison record of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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March 21st 1929

Prison record of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, including information about additional convictions, added sentences, and denials of parole. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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August 6th 1930

Prison record of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, including information about additional convictions, added sentences, and denials of parole. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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May 28th 1930

Prison record of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, including information about additional convictions, added sentences, the eventual expiration of his sentence. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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August 6th 1930

Transcript of a deposition of Leavenworth guard R. R. Treadway regarding Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, and Charles Grosscurth and their roles in the Muskegee Natural Gas Company. DeMayo represents himself and protests at the absence of his lawyer. Grosscurth conducts the cross examination. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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June 23rd 1930

Information provided by Judge Roscoe C. Patterson to issue criminal court case No. 8420: United States of America vs. Manny Akers, alias Jim Akers, A. W. Jarman, and Jewell Hartman, Defendants. Patterson states that the defendants attempted to influence the selection of a jury for the case of United States vs. Frank DeMayo, alias "Chee Chee" DeMayo and Robert Carnahan. The defendants are also charged with attempted bribery of jurors D. W. Mathews and J. R. Crenshaw.

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February 3rd 1928

The indictment for Criminal Case No. 9176: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Sam Tripi, and John F. Lyhne, defendants. The defendants are charged with the manufacture, transportation, and sale alcohol in violation of the National Prohibition Act. These and other crimes are detailed within.

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March 7th 1929

Four exhibits from Criminal Case No. 9176: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Sam Tripi, and John F. Lyhne, defendants. Exhibit #7 is the businees card of Frank DeMayo, representing Muskogee Natural Gas Company. Exhibit #5 is a letter from L. L. Kelsey to Frank DeMayo on April 25, 1928 discussing a "shipment". The following telegram from "Jack" to Frank DeMayo telling Frank to "give him good stuff." The final document provides additional information about these exhibits.

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August 1st 1928

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 9177: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, and Cy Summers, defendants. The defendants are charged with the manufacture, transportation, and sale alcohol in violation of the National Prohibition Act. These and other crimes are detailed within. This case was part of a series of mistrials involving a hung jury and juror bribery that finally ended with the conviction of Frank DeMayo.

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March 7th 1929

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6490: United States vs. Max Jaffey, Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, and A. L. Sorenson, defendants. DeMayo is charged with the "unlawful sale of intoxicating liquors" in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and A. L. Sorenson is charged with the purchase of alcohol, from DeMayo, in violation of the Act. Together, they, with Jaffey, are charged with conspiracy to extort money from Sorenson for protection from arrest and prosecution due to that sale. Sorenson is also charged with selling alcohol.

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May 14th 1924

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 7988: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The defendants are charged with illegally allowing the bottling of distilled spirits and stamping them with stamps "purporting to be engraved strip stamps issued by the United States Government" in an office at the Kansas City Life Building. The document specifically mentions a sale to Jason Kominakis in Omaha, Nebraska, of three hundred counterfeit stamps.

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June 13th 1927

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 7988: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The defendants are charged with illegally allowing the bottling of distilled spirits and stamping them with stamps "purporting to be engraved strip stamps issued by the United States Government" in an office at the Kansas City Life Building.

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June 13th 1927

Affidavit in Criminal Case No. 7988: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. DeMayo states that the judge in his case, F. E. Kennamer, "has a personal bias or prejudice against him, and has a personal bias and prejudice in favor of ...

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 7990: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. The defendant is charged with selling twenty four strip stamps "purporting to be engraved strip stamps issued by the United States Government" to Jason Kominakis near the Westgate Hotel in Kansas City.

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June 13th 1927

Commitment of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8046: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The document notes that DeMayo was found guilty of Prohibition Act violations, and sentenced to serve two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. DeMayo was delivered to the warden of the penitentiary on May 3, 1929.

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April 4th 1929

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8046: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants.

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1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8460: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. DeMayo was charged with possession of a Liberty Bond worth $5000 that had been stolen from the mail, "with intent to convert the same to his own use and gain and to deprive the owner of the use thereof."

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April 11th 1928

Affidavit in Criminal Case No. 7990: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. DeMayo states that the judge in his case, F. E. Kennamer, "has a personal bias or prejudice against him, and has a personal bias and prejudice in favor of ...

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September 7th 1927

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