Memorandum including biographical and criminal history for Joseph DeLuca, Kansas City organized crime figure. DeLuca immigrated from Italy in 1910 and moved to Kansas City in 1922, where he was later indicted on narcotics charges Prohibition Act violations, and owned liquor stores with his brother, Frank DeLuca.
Memorandum including biographical and criminal history for Frank DeLuca, Kansas City organized crime figure. DeLuca immigrated from Italy in 1923 to join his brothers Joseph and Samuel, associates of Mafia boss Johnny Lazia. DeLuca is described as being a close associate of St. Louisan Tony Lopiparo, and as having killed a man named Ed Murry in his Florida Blossom saloon in 1936. He was also investigated for involvement in alcohol and narcotics violations.
Diagram from the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, illustrating the Kansas City Mafia's engagement in narcotics, murder, gambling games and bookmaking, and liquor distribution. Names of alleged members are listed, as are victims of unsolved murders. The diagram also depicts the involvement of the Kansas City Mafia with organized crime in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Tampa.
Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant, summarizing DeLuca's arrest on June 2, 1927, the witnesses who appeared on his behalf, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeLuca was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered to appear in the District Court on November 7, 1927.
Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of Walter E. Payne, Federal Prohibition Agent, DeLuca possessed "for beverage purposes," 71 pints and 17 gallons of whiskey, and one gallon of alcohol, in violation of the National Prohibition Act.