Keirnan, Joseph F.

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Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Joseph F. Keirnan, Director of the Department of Liquor Control of Kansas City to attorney Jerome K. Walsh. Keirnan talks of his meeting with former North Side [Columbus Park] precinct captain Johnnie Cozzi. Cozzi devulged that Gene Paul Bradshaw, Republican candidate for Missouri governor, visited the Jungle Club at 313 East 10th Street where he spoke with Bully Rich, an "Italian hoodlum", who pledged his support for Bradshaw.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Joseph F. Keirnan, Director of the Department of Liquor Control of Kansas City to attorney Jerome K. Walsh. Keirnan provides details on the activities of what he calls "Italian hoodlums" Joe and Tudie Lusco and Tommy Manzella. Keirnan also writes of the "clip joint" Jungle Club at 313 East 10th Street. He then implicates Republican politicians with these less than reputable venues and "hoodlums".

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