Prohibition

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U.S. vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 9207: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on January 18, 1929 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Pallino and DiGiovanna were "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered them to appear in the District Court on February 18, 1929.

U.S. vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 9207: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. Harold Lane, Federal Prohibition Agent, Pallino and DiGiovanna possessed and sold, "for beverage purposes," one quart of whiskey in three counts. The document also reports that the defendants possessed "for beverage purposes" 192 pints and 80 quarters of whiskey.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Verdict

Verdict in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8838: United States vs. Rose Costanza, defendant. Costanza was found not guilty in the first, second, and third counts, related to operating a distillery, and guilty of the fourth count, related to the possession of alcohol. The verdicts are signed off on by the foreman of the jury.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza and Joseph Costanza, defendants. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendants' arrest on November 26, 1927, Joe Costanza's discharge from the case, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Rose Costanza was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered her to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

U.S. vs. Rose Costanza: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8388: United States vs. Rose Costanza, defendant. The defendant was charged with, in Count I, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count II, making, possession, and fermenting "a quantity of mash fit for distillation... to wit, 120 gallons" outside of an authorized distillery; in Count III, manufacturing "for beverage purposes" six gallons of whiskey; and in Count IV, possessing six gallons of whiskey "for beverage purposes."

U.S. vs. Robert Carnahan: Commitment

Commitment of Robert Carnahan in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8046: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The document notes that Carnahan was found guilty of conspiracy to violate the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. Carnahan was delivered to the warden of the penitentiary on April 15, 1930.

U.S. vs. Ray Kirk and Benno Grauenbaum: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6474: United States vs. Ray Kirk and Benno Grauenbaum, defendants. The defendants were serving as Federal Prohibition Agents in Kansas City, Missouri, and are charged with conspiring to conduct raids on individuals suspected of violating the Prohibition Act and then extort those individuals for cash payments to avoid arrest and receive protection from future interference in their distillation, possession, or sale of alcohol. The case was dismissed by order of District Judge Albert L. Reeves in November 1927.

U.S. vs. Peter Digiovanni: Search Warrant for 1030 East 5th Street

Search warrant issued for the building at 1030 East 5th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, described as "a two story brick building ... and occupied as a grocery store." The document alleges that "intoxicating liquor now is being kept for sale and barter in violation of the National Prohibition Act." The search warrant was executed by Agent Thurston C. Hulse on April 4, 1925, and was relevant to Criminal Case No. 7127: U.S. vs. Peter Digiovanni.

U.S. vs. Peter Digiovanni: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 7127: United States vs. Peter Digiovanni, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of M. L. Hogg, Federal Prohibition Agent, sold one quarter of wine, possessed twenty-five gallons of wine, and "did maintain a common nuisance" at 1030 East 4th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, where he "kept, possessed, stored, and sold" liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

U.S. vs. Pete Cardina, Mike Titino, Thomas Tococo and Charles Gargotta: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 5839: United States vs. Pete Cardina, Mike Titino, Thomas Tococo and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document states that, per the affidavit of Arthur L. Curran, Federal Prohibition Agent, the defendants were found in possession of "a certain quantity of intoxicating liquor," i.e. one and one-fourth pints of whiskey. The affidavit also notes that Gargotta has a prior conviction of possession in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

U.S. vs. Paul Di Giovanni: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 3956: United States vs. Paul Di Giovanni, defendant. The defendant is charged with selling, "for beverage purposes," a quart of wine, and being in possession of two quarts of wine, in violation of the National Prohibition Act.

U.S. vs. Paul Carollo: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8549: United States vs. Paul Carollo, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on January 6, 1928, the witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that Carollo was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.