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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. 7742: United States vs. Joe Berbiglia, defendants. Berbiglia is charged in four counts with violating the National Prohibition Act: in Count I, with possessing unregistered distillery equipment; in Count II, with operating a distillery; in Count III, with making, possessing, and fermenting approximately twelve hundred gallons of mash, "a quantity ... fit for distillation"; and in Count IV, using a still "for the distillation and manufacturer of alcoholic spirits in a dwelling house" at 1734 East Missouri Avenue.

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January 26th 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

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

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant, summarizing DeLuca's arrest on June 2, 1927, the witnesses who appeared on his behalf, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeLuca was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered to appear in the District Court on November 7, 1927.

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June 24th 1927

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8262: United States vs. Joe Bertini, Joe DiGiovanni and Tony Tumminello, defendants. The defendants were charged with possession of unregistered distilling equipment.

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November 9th 1927

Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 7742: United States vs. Joe Berbiglia, defendant. The document notes that Joe Berbiglia was found guilty of the four counts of Prohibition Act violation with which he was charged, and received a prison sentence of 60 days in the Clay County Jail and a fine of $100. Berbiglia was delivered to the jailer of the Clay County Jail on November 9, 1927.

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December 1st 1927

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

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8557: United States vs. Tony Leptino, defendant. The document summarizes facts of the case, including the defendant's arrest on November 11, 1927, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $1500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

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December 10th 1927

Order for the Dismissal of Criminal Case No. 6470: United States vs. Elton Apt, Arthur L. Curran, Ray Kirk, Isaac E. Martin, Harvey Storms, Manning Wilcox, defendants. The document, signed by District Judge Albert L. Reeves, also orders dismissed eighteen additional cases involving the same defendants, all Federal Prohibition Agents. Eight more cases involving other defendants were also dismissed by this order.

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November 30th 1927

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of Walter E. Payne, Federal Prohibition Agent, DeLuca possessed "for beverage purposes," 71 pints and 17 gallons of whiskey, and one gallon of alcohol, in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

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October 6th 1927

Affidavit in Criminal Case No. 7991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants.

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June 13th 1927

Application to squash search warrant and suppress testimony in the trial of Criminal Case No. 7742: United States vs. Joe Berbiglia, defendant.

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April 20th 1927
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