Kansas City Police Department

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Kansas City Police Department record for Nick Penna, listing numerous traffic violations from 1940 to 1945.

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Report from Kansas City Police Department detectives listing "persons having masses said at the Holy Rosary Church in memory of Charles Gargotta," including Mr. and Mrs. Marion Nigro, Mr. and Mrs. Pete DiGiovanni, Mr. and Mrs. John Blando, and other individuals, families, and businesses.

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Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Walt Rainey, an ally of numerous Kansas City organized crime figures.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Report from Kansas City Police Department detectives listing "persons having masses said at the Holy Rosary Church in memory of Charles Gargotta," including Mr. and Mrs. Carl Civella, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Di Capo, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Accurso, and other individuals, families, and businesses.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record for Morris "Snag" Klein, including numerous charges of disturbing the peace, traffic violations, and running a gambling game and keeping gambling equipment, from 1930 to 1948.

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Kansas City Police Department full-length photographs of John Mangiaricina.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni. DiGiovanni was charged with liquor violations beginning in 1921.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record for "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina, including charges of theft and larceny, numerous liquor violations, gambling, income tax evasion, and involvement in the murder of crime boss John Lazia. The record also includes prison sentences and fines for many of the listed crimes.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record for Kansas City organized crime figure Frank Deluca. DeLuca was charged with numerous traffic, liquor, and other violations beginning in 1923.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Report from KCPD Homicide Bureau after questioning James Balestrere. Balestrere told the officers he works for his son at a liquor store on 18th Street, and "has been out of the rackets for some time." He denied knowledge of the Mafia or Black Hand Society, and said that he had no information on the killings of Charles Binaggio or Charles Gargotta.

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Photographs

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record noting James Balestrere's arrest on March 19, 1940, on charges of speeding and lacking a city or state auto license. The city license charge was dismissed, and Balestrere was fined $5 for each of the other two charges. The document also includes Balestrere's home address.

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