DiGiovanni, Joseph

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U.S. vs. Joe DiGiovanna: Information

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 9761: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanna, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. Harold Lane, Federal Prohibition Agent, DiGiovanna was in possession onf 22 gallons of whiskey on September 11, 1929.

U.S. vs. Joe DiGiovanna: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9761: United States vs. Joe DiGiovanna, defendants. The document reports that DiGiovanna was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve sixty days at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. DiGiovanna was delivered to the jailer on November 8, 1930.

U.S. vs. Joe DiGiovanna: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9384: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document reports that Joe DiGiovanna was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to a fine of $400.00 and to remain in Lafayette County Jail until the fine is paid or until his sentence from Case No. 9207 is served.

U.S. vs. Joe Di Giovanni and Paul Di Giovanni: Commissioner's Report of Trial

Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 4071: United States vs. Paul Di Giovanni and Joseph Di Giovanni, defendants, summarizing the facts of the trial, including the defendants' pleas of guilty.

U.S. vs. Joe Bertini, Joe DiGiovanni and Tony Tumminello: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 8262: United States vs. Joe Bertini, Joe DiGiovanni and Tony Tumminello, defendants. The defendants were charged with possession of unregistered distilling equipment.

Organized Crime Profiles

Profiles of Kansas City organized crime figures Joe "Scarface" DiGiovanni, his brother Peter "Sugarhouse Pete" DiGiovanni, James Balestrere, Nicolo Impostato, Vincent Chiapetta, Thomas Lococo, Tony Gizzo, and Joseph DeLuca, including biographical information, discussions of criminal involvement and known associates, and records with the Kansas City Police Department. Charges including kidnapping, murder, Prohibition violations, selling narcotics, and other crimes. The document also notes whether these mens had been interviewed by the Kefauver Committee.

Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni: Transcript

Transcript of the application to suspend or revoke the license of Peter and Joseph DiGiovanni, doing business as Midwest Distributing Company, 1109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri in Case No. 548628: Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni. The document includes transcripts of Joseph and Peter testifying before Assistant Attorney General Hugh P. Williamson and includes many details of their liquor distributing activity during and after Prohibition.

Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni: From Salvino Zanon to the Court

Letter from Pastor Salvino Zanon to the court in Case No. 548628: Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni. Zanon attests that the two DiGiovanni brothers are charitable and of high moral character. Zanon believes, "they should not be deprived of their business just because of what may have happened many and many years ago, or because of politics, or propaganda."

Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni: Application to Amend Answers

Application of Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni, to amend answers to questions 6 and 6(a) in the last long form application for a license to operate a wholesale liquor business, dated July 1, 1946 and July 1, 1947. The DiGiovanni brothers assert that they did not know the questions were incomplete and incorrect because they can not read the English language. The application answers these questions by providing an account of their previous convictions of illegal liquor possession during Prohibition.

Memorandum re: Peter DiGiovanni

Memorandum regarding Peter DiGiovanni, former Kansas City bootlegger and brother of Joseph DiGiovanni. The two brothers operated Mid-West Distribution Company, a liquor distributor throughout Jackson County, which also employed other mafia-affiliated men. The DiGiovannis were also allegedly associated with organized crime figure Charles Carollo, James Balestrere, and John Blando during Prohibition. Investigators want to know what information he has about employee Paul Cantanzaro, a suspect in the murder of Frank Caramussa, Jr.

Memorandum re: Joseph DiGiovanni

Memorandum regarding Joe DiGiovanni's criminal history, listing charges beginning with a 1920 Prohibition violation to which he plead guilty, and spanning through 1930. DiGiovanni was charged with numerous Prohibition and other liquor violations.

Memorandum re: Joseph DiGiovanni

Memorandum regarding Joseph DiGiovanni, former Kansas City bootlegger and brother of Peter DiGiovanni. The two brothers operated Mid-West Distribution Company, a liquor distributor throughout Jackson County, and "went into the liquor business immediately after [Prohibition] repeal." DiGiovanni plead guilty to Prohibition and and liquor violations during the 1920s.