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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.

Date: 
January 9th 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.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
June 23rd 1930

Parole application of Tony Casciola, Inmate #34626, which includes family and personal reference information as well as work plans upon release from prison. Casciola was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Date: 
March 2nd 1930

Commitment of Robert Carnahan 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 Carnahan was found guilty of conspiracy to violate the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. Carnahan was delivered to the warden of the penitentiary on April 15, 1930.

Date: 
April 15th 1930

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9761: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanna, defendants. The document reports that DiGiovanna was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve sixty days at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. DiGiovanna was delivered to the jailer on November 8, 1930.

Date: 
November 6th 1930

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 9761: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanna, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on September 12, 1929 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Carollo was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $5000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on November 5, 1929.

Date: 
February 14th 1930
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