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Order in Criminal Case No. 10839: United States vs. Joe Pasano, Frank B. Mulloy, Ralph Rosenberg, William A. Cacy, Leopold Schwarz, Lawrence Cipolla, William G. Michael, Roy Barrett, Robert Carnahan, Frank Martin, Noxie Barber, Tudia Pasano, George Galbraith, Lawrence Cardella, Joe Toia, Walter A. Porter, Adolph Sutter, Edward S. Alderson, Joe Kleason, Eugene F. Moore, Jimmie Hicks, Ott Holmes, Jimmie LaCapra, Red Oaks, Walter Skinner, Martin Wiseman, Ray Broom, Max Cohen, James Stiff, Carl A. Wahlin, Grant T. Moffatt, D. L. Pickett, Sam Hogg, June Kathren, Newton Guy Brock, James B.

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January 11th 1932

Order for destruction of contrabad property in Criminal Case No. 10839: United States vs. Joe Pasano, Frank B. Mulloy, Ralph Rosenberg, William A. Cacy, Leopold Schwarz, Lawrence Cipolla, William G. Michael, Roy Barrett, Robert Carnahan, Frank Martin, Noxie Barber, Tudia Pasano, George Galbraith, Lawrence Cardella, Joe Toia, Walter A. Porter, Adolph Sutter, Edward S. Alderson, Joe Kleason, Eugene F. Moore, Jimmie Hicks, Ott Holmes, Jimmie LaCapra, Red Oaks, Walter Skinner, Martin Wiseman, Ray Broom, Max Cohen, James Stiff, Carl A. Wahlin, Grant T. Moffatt, D. L.

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June 1st 1932

Photograph of a Christmas party given by the employees of the Donnelly Garment Company in honor of David Donnelly at the Kansas City Community Church on December 23rd, 1932.

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December 23rd 1932

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, including a dismissed prior charge of manslaughter and noting that he is wanted by the Superintendent of Supervision of Paroles in Springfield, Illinois. Documents also include the recommendations of the prison psychiatrist. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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May 16th 1932

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The defendants were charged in multiple counts: in Count I, sale of eight ounces of whiskey; in Count II, another sale of eight ounces of whiskey; in Count III, with operating "the business of a retail dealer in intoxicating liquor" without having paid the appropriate tax; and in Count IV, with maintaining a common nuisance at 503 Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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October 4th 1932

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. The document reports that Moran entered a plea of guilty to violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve two months at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. DiGiovanna was delivered to the jailer on December 15, 1932.

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December 3rd 1932

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The document reports that Willie Cox was charged in four counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty to the fourth count and was sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on October 24, 1932.

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October 15th 1932

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The document reports that Hallitt Perkins was charged in four counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty to the fourth count and was sentenced to serve one day at the Jackson County Jail. Perkins was delivered to the jailer on October 29, 1932.

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October 29th 1932

Commitments in Criminal Case No. 11784: United States vs. Joseph Piscitta, Russell Piscitta, James Piscitta, George Tippet, Hubert Brown, Udell Harris, Eugene Petko, Emery Petko, Wesley Cole and Theodore Wilson, defendants. James Piscitta was sentenced to one year and one day at the U.S. Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Udell Harris entered a plea of guilty to the second count and was sentenced to one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri.

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December 12th 1932

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant. The document reports that Gargotta was charged in five counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve three months at the Johnson County Jail in Warrensburg, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on November 14, 1932.

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November 7th 1932

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to "barter, sell, transport and manufacture certain intoxicating liquors, to-wit: whiskey, alcohol, gin, ale and beer" and with maintaining a common nuisance at the White House Tavern, or Kit Kat Nite Club, near 82nd and Troost.

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October 4th 1932

Warrant to apprehend in Criminal Case No. 11769: United States vs. Pat Noonan, Joe School, Charles Binaggio, Milan Redis, Glen White, Eddie Moran, Link Moran, Silas Counts, and Frank Hart, defendants. Commissioner James S. Summers approved the warrant to arrest the defendants per an account by Special Agent Martin J. Lahart that he and another investigator were able to purchase six whiskey highballs, and witnessed other customers purchasing cocktails and beer.

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September 27th 1932

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 11784: United States vs. Joseph Piscitta, Russell Piscitta, James Piscitta, George Tippet, Hubert Brown, Udell Harris, Eugene Petko, Emery Petko, Wesley Cole and Theodore Wilson, defendants. The defendants were charged in multiple counts: in Count I, carrying on the business of liquor details without having paid the required tax, and maintaining a common nuisance

Date: 
October 4th 1932

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. The document reports that Gus Gargotta was charged in four counts with violating the Prohibition Act. He entered a plea of guilty to the first count and was sentenced to serve two months at the Buchanan County Jail in St. Joseph, Missouri. Gargotta was delivered to the jailer on December 23, 1932.

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December 30th 1932

Warrant to apprehend in Criminal Case No. 11781: United States vs. Gus Gargotta, Hallitt Perkins, Willie Cox, Fred Sorisso and George Evans, defendants. Commissioner James S. Summers approved the warrant to arrest the defendants per an account by Prohibition Investigator Leo C. Krayer that he and another investigator were able to purchase "four whiskey highballs and one pint of colored spirits," as well as other illegal purchases.

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September 27th 1932

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 11675: United States vs. Mike Gargotta, defendant.

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September 6th 1932
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