DeSimone, James

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Miscellaneous Documents

Profile of Kansas City organized crime figure James DeSimone, including his history of criminal charges and sentencing. DeSimone is suspected to be a Black Hand killer who is believed to have been involved in the murder of Joe Patito, a John Lazia pallbearer.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum regarding James DeSimone, an associate of Kansas City and St. Louis organized crime figures and suspeted Black Hand killer. He also served time on narcotics charges and is believed to have been involved in the murder of Joe Patito, a John Lazia pallbearer.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8527: United States vs. Jimmie DeSimone, alias Jimmie Ross, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on April 21, 1928, and his plea of guilty. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2500.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8527: United States vs. Jimmie DeSimone, alias Jimmie Ross, defendant. DeSimone was charged with selling Dorothy Kimball one ounce of morphine, and was also charged with the purchase of one ounce of morphine, in violation of the Harrison Narcotic Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 8527: United States vs. Jimmie DeSimone, alias Jimmie Ross, defendant. The document notes that DeSimone was charged with violating the Harrison Narcotic Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth. DeSimone was delivered to the warden of the penitentiary on November 1, 1928.

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