Binaggio, Charles

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Report from KCPD Homicide Bureau after questioning James Balestrere.

Summary of the testimony that Sheridan E. Farrell, manager of the Philips Hotel and former police commissioner, is expected to provide.

Summary of the testimony of Edward Ochadsey, aka Eddy Spitz, describing him as a night club operator, gambler, and wire service partner, who partnered in a liquor distribution business with Kansas City crime boss Charles Binagio and Morris "Snag" Klein.

Letter from George H. White to U.S. Attorney Sam Wear regarding an investigation into Carl Carramusa. Carramusa is accused of being a representative of the Kansas City Narcotic Syndicate, a subsidiary of the Kansas City Mafia.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch article discussing Estes Kefauver's Senate committee devoted to investigating interstate organized crime activity, including Kansas City's Charles Binaggio.

Document stating the objectives of the Kansas City hearings of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee.

Profile of Tony Gizzo, a former "gambling and horse book operator" with connections to Chicago Mafia figures and with Kansas City's Charles Binaggio.

Memorandum regarding Nick Penna, Charles Binaggio's chauffeur and bodyguard who is "believed to have the true story of the Binaggio murder." The memo also describes Penna as on the payroll of a company owned by Anthony Gizzo.

Memorandum containing a statement from an unnamed former member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and his contacts with Charles Binaggio.

Memorandum regarding Gus Gargotta, describing him as a brother of Charles Gargotta and operator of the Green Hills gambling club near Parkville, Missouri.

Report from a grand jury inquiry concerning federal law violations and the personals involved in the Western District of Missouri.

Letter from Joseph T. Lenge to Charles Binaggio, thanking him for the support of the First Ward Democratic Club in a recent campaign. Lenge was a candidate for Jackson County assessor in 1948.

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