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Indictment for Criminal Case No. 5928: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. The defendant is charged with the sale and possession of "one-half pint of whiskey" and "maintain[ing] a common nuisance" at 212 Independence Avenue.

Date: 
May 10th 1923

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 5676: United States vs. Jake Binaggia, Frank Fondana and Tony Dibanata, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of Arthur L. Curran, Federal Prohibition Agent, Binaggia, Fondana, and Dibanata were in possession of five gallons of whiskey on December 18, 1922.

Date: 
April 13th 1923

Search warrant issued for "the premises of John Doe (true name unknown) at 100 Delaware Street, alleging that "intoxicating liquor has been and is now being illegally kept, bartered and sold, in the pool hall and soft drink parlor" at that address. The search warrant was executed on February 28, 1923, and was relevant to Criminal Case No. 5676: United States vs. Jake Binaggia, Frank Fondana and Tony Dibanata, defendant.

Date: 
February 28th 1923

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 5676: United States vs. Jake Binaggia, Frank Fondana and Tony Dibanata, defendant. The document summarizing Tony DiBanata's hearing before George D. Beardsley, United States Commissioner. DiBanata was held as "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000, and ordered to appear in U.S. District Court on April 23, 1923.

Date: 
March 5th 1923

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 5839: United States vs. Pete Cardina, Mike Titino, Thomas Tococo and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of Arthur L. Curran, Federal Prohibition Agent, the defendants were found in possession of "a certain quantity of intoxicating liquor," i.e. one and one-fourth pints of whiskey. The affidavit also notes that Gargotta has a prior conviction of possession in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

Date: 
April 26th 1923

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 7677: United States vs. Dominick Binaggia, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of John J. McGowan (Exhibit A), Federal Prohibition Agent, Binaggia possessed and sold one half pint of whiskey, and maintained a "common nuisance" at 1642 St. Louis Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri,where "intoxicating liquors ... were kept, sold, and bartered" in violation of the Prohibition Act.

Date: 
April 13th 1923
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