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Information for the trial of Criminal Case No. 4163: United States vs. Charles S. Gargotta and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document states that the current charge of possession of whiskey is Charles S. Gargotta's second offense, per Frank Cunningham, Federal Prohibition Agent.

Date: 
April 20th 1921

Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4163: United States vs. Charles S. Gargotta and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document notes that Charles S. Gargotta was charged with "Violation of the Act of October 28, 1919," also known as the Volstead Act, and has been sentenced to a prison sentence of 30 days in the Jackson County Jail.

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April 25th 1921

Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4182: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document notes that Charles Gargotta was charged with "Violation of the Act of October 28, 1919," also known as the Volstead Act, and has been sentenced to a prison sentence of 30 days in the Jackson County Jail, "to commence at the expiration of sentence imposed in [Case] No. 4163."

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April 26th 1921

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was found guilty of "the offense of Violation of the National Prohibition Act," and sentenced to serve six months in the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri. The document also includes a certification of Gargotta's delivery to the Pettis County Sheriff on December 7, 1921, to begin serving his sentence.

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December 3rd 1921

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4639: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. E. Dunigan, Federal Prohibition Agent, Joseph Lusco was in possession of "a certain quantity of intoxicating liquor," i.e. one half pint of whiskey, on July 30, 1921, in violation of the National Prohibition Act. Dunigan also supported in his deposition Lusco's additional charges: a second count of selling a half pint of whiskey to Clyde Rayburn, and in a third count, a half pint of whiskey to E. L. Kellerstrass.

Date: 
November 21st 1921

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4182: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. E. Dunigan, Federal Prohibition Agent, Charley Gargotta was in possession of a half pint of whiskey on December 29, 1920.

Date: 
April 25th 1921

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta is charged with three counts of selling whiskey: one half pint to Henry Fulton, two ounces to Harry Hall, and another two ounces to Set Carson on July 5, 1921. He was also charged, in a fourth count, of a second offense of possession of "intoxicating liquor."

Date: 
November 10th 1921

Verdict in the trial for Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was found guilty in the first count and fourth counts of selling and possession of "an intoxicating beverage," i.e. whiskey, and not guilty of the second and third counts, also of the sale of whiskey. The verdicts are signed off on by N. C. Ewing, Foreman of the Jury.

Date: 
December 2nd 1921

The U. S. Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization of Eert Ubbe Iwerks, father of Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks. Ub Iwerks worked closely with Walt Disney during the beginning of their careers in animation in Kansas City. The petition for naturalization contains a record of Ub's birth date and place. Although Eert arrived in the United States from Germany in 1869, he did not file for naturalization until shortly after World War I.

Date: 
July 5th 1921
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