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.
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.