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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.

Date: 
February 3rd 1928

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.

Date: 
August 1st 1928

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 2214: United States vs. James Akers, alias Arthur Louis, JohnThomas, Earl D. Heisler, and Roy C. Brown, defendants. The defendants are charged with possessing "a certain distilling apparatus" for the manufacture of whiskey that was unregistered with the Internal Revue Service as required by law. Their distilling operation was located at 1122 North River Boulevard in Independence, Missouri.

Date: 
January 18th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza and Joseph Costanza, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on November 26, 1927, Joe Costanza's discharge from the case, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Rose Costanza was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered her to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
January 23rd 1928

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

Date: 
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."

Date: 
April 11th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza, defendant. The defendant was charged with, in Count I, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count II, making, possession, and fermenting "a quantity of mash fit for distillation... to wit, 120 gallons" outside of an authorized distillery; in Count III, manufacturing "for beverage purposes" six gallons of whiskey; and in Count IV, possessing six gallons of whiskey "for beverage purposes."

Date: 
January 20th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8389: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanni, defendant. The defendant was charged with, in Count I, possession of unregistered distilling equipment "; in Count II, operating a distillery, at 516 East 5th Street in Kansas City, "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; and in Count III, possessing and fermenting "a quantity of mash fit for distillation ... to wit, 2000 gallons," outside of a registered distillery."

Date: 
January 20th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8559: United States vs. Angelo Troyer, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on February 21, 1928, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
March 5th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8389: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanni, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on January 7, 1928, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Joe DiGiovanni was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on January 7, 1928.

Date: 
April 10th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8461: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on April 2, 1928, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeMayo was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $5000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
April 5th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8527: United States vs. Jimmie DeSimone, alias Jimmie Ross, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on April 21, 1928, and his plea of guilty. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
May 14th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8550: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanni, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on November 26, 1927.

Date: 
January 23rd 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8555: United States vs. Flore Picralli, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on January 16, 1928, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
April 10th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8902: United States vs. Frank Deluna and Ben Danzo, defendants. The document summarizes facts of the case, including the defendants' arrest on April 27, 1928 and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $500.00, and ordered the men to appear in the District Court on November 5, 1928.

Date: 
December 5th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Joe Tutaro, Frank Fischman, Veto DeRoun, Meyer Esthman, Joseph Aroitto, and Sam Greenburg, defendants. The document summarizes facts of the Joe Tutaro's (alias Joe DeBlume) case, including his arrest on November 8, 1928 and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner James S. Summers ordered a recognizance of $5000.00, and ordered Tutaro to appear in the District Court on November 9, 1928.

Date: 
November 22nd 1928

Order in Criminal Case No. 8902: United States vs. Frank DeLuna and Ben Danzo, defendants. The document states that Frank Deluna entered a plea of guilty to the charge that he unlawfully transported "intoxicating liquor" in a motor car, and orders that the Peerless Touring Car be forfeited to the goverment "for use in the enforcement of the National Prohibition Act."

Date: 
December 13th 1928

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

Date: 
April 11th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8527: United States vs. Jimmie DeSimone, alias Jimmie Ross, defendant. DeSimone was charged with selling Dorothy Kimball one ounce of morphine, and was also charged with the purchase of one ounce of morphine, in violation of the Harrison Narcotic Act.

Date: 
April 24th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8549: United States vs. Paul Carollo, defendant. Carollo was charged with, in Count I, possessing unregistered distilling equipment, i.e.

Date: 
April 25th 1928

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