Prohibition

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U.S. vs. Charles Gargotta: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta is charged with three counts of selling whiskey: one half pint to Henry Fulton, two ounces to Harry Hall, and another two ounces to Set Carson on July 5, 1921. He was also charged, in a fourth count, of a second offense of possession of "intoxicating liquor."

U.S. vs. Charles Gargotta: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 5928: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. The defendant is charged with the sale and possession of "one-half pint of whiskey" and "maintain[ing] a common nuisance" at 212 Independence Avenue.

U.S. vs. Bob Rippen, Frank Malloy, Joseph L. Tingle, et al.: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 9019: United States vs. Bob Rippen, Frank (Fritz) Malloy, Joseph L. Tingle, Tom Fitzgibbons (alias Thomas Church), Edward Hohmann, Emma Amsler (alias Helen E. Johnson), and Elmer Hoard, Earl Tingle, J. J. Fields and Dewey Bardone, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit Prohibition Act violations, including the manufacture, possession, and sale of 1250 gallons of beer, as well as possession of brewing equipment.

U.S. vs. B. E. Rector: Commitment

Commitment of B. E. Rector 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 Rector was charged with violating Section 37 of the Penal Code, and thus committed to the Jackson County Jail in default of his bond. Rector was delivered to the jailer of the Jackson County Jail on December 5, 1928.

U.S. vs. Arthur L. Curran and Manning Wilcox: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6473: United States vs. Arthur L. Curran and Manning Wilcox, 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. Arthur L. Curran and Manning Wilcox: Indictment

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 6472: United States vs. Arthur L. Curran and Manning Wilcox, 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. Anthony Cassata: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 12381: United States vs. Anthony Cassata, defendant. Cassata was charged in multiple counts: in Count I, with selling 12 grains of morphine to William and Margaret Wells, "not from the original stamped package ...

U.S. vs. Anthony Cassata and Lena Cassata: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 12381: United States vs. Anthony Cassata, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the addition of Cassata's wife Lena to the charges, the defendant's arrest on September 11, 1933 and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner James S. Summers held that Gargotta was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $2,000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on September 11, 1933.

U.S. vs. Angelo Troyer: Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8559: United States vs. Angelo Troyer, defendant. The document summarizes events of the case, including the defendant's arrest on February 21, 1928, witnesses who appeared, and the attorneys representing each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley ordered a recognizance of $2000.00, and ordered him to appear in the District Court on April 23, 1928.

U.S. vs. Angelo Troyer: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8559: United States vs. Angelo Troyer, defendant. Troyer was charged with, in Count I, possessing unregistered distilling equipment, i.e. a 50-gallon whiskey still; in Count II, operating a distillery "with the intent to defraud the United States of America of the tax on the spirits"; in Count III, operating a "distilling apparatus" inside a dwelling at 617 Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

U.S. vs. Angelo Troyer: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 8559: United States vs. Angelo Troyer, defendant. The document notes that Troyer was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Truman's First Nomination for Senator was Stolen

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city.