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Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

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December 19th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Date: 
December 19th 1936

Admission summary of Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, describing his previous record, family and personal data, medical and psychiatric status, and recommendations for his imprisonment. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
April 29th 1936

Special progress report for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, assessing his fitness for transfer to Alcatraz. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
May 13th 1936

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, upon his transfer to Alcatraz, including physical descripton and sentence information. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre, and later transferred to Alcatraz.

Date: 
August 6th 1936

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13387: United States vs. Josie Balestrere and Buster Balestrere, defendants. The defendants were charged in two counts: in Count I, with possession of a 50-gallon capacity whiskey still, and in Count II, with possessing and fermenting 300 gallons of mash for the manufacture outside of a licensed distillery and in a private home at 508 Harrison Street in Kansas City.

Date: 
May 19th 1936

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13391: United States vs. Tony Begulio and Nick Digeralamo, defendants. The defendants were charged with illegally removing "distilled spirits on which the tax had not been paid" from a distillery.

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May 16th 1936

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13395: United States vs. Johnnie O'Hara, defendant. O'Hara was charged with in three counts with, in Count I, illegally removing "distilled spirits on which the tax had not been paid" from a distillery; in Count II, concealing untaxed distilled spirits, specifically three gallons of moonshine whiskey, in an alley between Harrison and Campbell Streets; and in Count III, transporting untaxed distilled spirits while not being a "legally established common carrier" in a 1929 Chevrolet Coach.

Date: 
May 19th 1936

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13391: United States vs. Nick Digeralamo, defendant. The document reports that Digeralamo was sentenced to serve three months in the Johnson County Jail at Warrensburg, Missouri. Digeralamo was delivered to the jailer on May 27, 1936.

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May 25th 1936

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13411: United States vs. Phillip Casciapoia, alias Tony Russo, defendant.

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May 21st 1936

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13395: United States vs. Johnnie O'Hara, defendant. The document reports that O'Hara was sentenced to serve three months in the Johnson County Jail at Warrensburg, Missouri. O'Hara was delivered to the jailer on May 27, 1936.

Date: 
May 25th 1936

Pre-sentence investigation in Criminal Case No. 13411: United States vs. Phillip Casciapoia, alias Tony Russo, defendant. The investigation summarizes the charges against Casciapoia, additional facts in the case, and his personal history including work and family information. It also includes information from interviews with Casciapoia's tenants, vendors, and others who could attest to his character and habits. His criminal record and that of his family are also listed.

Date: 
1936

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 13387: United States vs. Josie Balestrere and Buster Balestrere, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on February 27, 1936, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that the Balestreres were "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1,500.00, and ordered them to appear in the District Court on March 2, 1936.

Date: 
March 4th 1936
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