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Information provided by Judge Roscoe C. Patterson to issue criminal court case No. 8420: United States of America vs. Manny Akers, alias Jim Akers, A. W. Jarman, and Jewell Hartman, Defendants. Patterson states that the defendants attempted to influence the selection of a jury for the case of United States vs. Frank DeMayo, alias "Chee Chee" DeMayo and Robert Carnahan. The defendants are also charged with attempted bribery of jurors D. W. Mathews and J. R. Crenshaw.

Date: 
February 3rd 1928

Four exhibits from Criminal Case No. 9176: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Sam Tripi, and John F. Lyhne, defendants. Exhibit #7 is the businees card of Frank DeMayo, representing Muskogee Natural Gas Company. Exhibit #5 is a letter from L. L. Kelsey to Frank DeMayo on April 25, 1928 discussing a "shipment". The following telegram from "Jack" to Frank DeMayo telling Frank to "give him good stuff." The final document provides additional information about these exhibits.

Date: 
August 1st 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8046: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants.

Date: 
1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8460: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. DeMayo was charged with possession of a Liberty Bond worth $5000 that had been stolen from the mail, "with intent to convert the same to his own use and gain and to deprive the owner of the use thereof."

Date: 
April 11th 1928

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8461: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on April 2, 1928, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeMayo was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $5000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

Date: 
April 5th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8460: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendant. DeMayo was charged with receiving and possessing a knowingly-stolen Liberty Bond worth $5000 "with intent to convert the same to his own use and gain and to deprive the owner of the use thereof."

Date: 
April 11th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8647: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Abe Schneider, Jack Clarkson, Joe Maniscalao (alias Joe Mancello), and Joe Deblume, defendants. They are charged with conspiring to "engage in the business of unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors" in violation of the National Prohibition Act. The indictment goes on to list specific sales, including the individuals to whom they sold liquor and the dates and places those sales took place.

Date: 
June 7th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8991: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Joe Tutaro, Frank Fischman, Veto DeRoun, Meyer Esthman, Joseph Aroitto, and Sam Greenburg, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate the National Prohibition Act by bottling and selling distilled spirits and bonding them with counterfeit stamps.

Date: 
December 6th 1928

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 9018: United States vs. Solly Weissman, Bob Rippen, Frank (Fred) Malloy, Joseph L. Tingle, Emma Amsler (alias Helen E. Johnson), and Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to "sell, barter, transport, deliver, furnish and possess intoxicating liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act." The indictment specifies that the defendants transported 94 drums of alcohol from Buffalo, New York and 106 drums from Long Dock, New Jersey to sell them locally.

Date: 
December 14th 1928

Plea in bar in Criminal Case No. 8647: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Abe Schneider, Jack Clarkson, Joe Maniscalao (alias Joe Mancello), and Joe Deblume, defendants. The document states that DeMayo and his codefendants were indicted in May 1928 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, for conspiring with L. L. Kesley to bring "intoxicating liquor" into Tulsa, Oklahoma, by automobile, as well as bringing alcohol into the Indian Territory, which was prohibited by federal law.

Date: 
November 5th 1928
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