Gizzo, Anthony R.

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U.S. vs. William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo: Warrant to Apprehend

A warrant to apprehend William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo to answer for charges placed against them by the United States of America in criminal case No. 6207. These men are charged with having in their possession "17 ounces of morphine and about 21 ounces of cocaine and one pound of gum opium." Gizzo was widely known as part of the Kansas City Mafia and as lieutenant to John Lazia, Kansas City North End political boss.

U.S. vs. William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo: Indictment

The indictment for Criminal Case No. 6207: U.S. vs. William E. Clifford, Anthony R. Gizzo, and August Spearo. Since the issuance of the warrant to apprehend, August Spearo's name is dropped from the case. The remaining men are charged with having in their possession fifteen ounces of morphine, one pound of gum opium, and 21 ounces of cocaine. Gizzo was widely known as part of the Kansas City Mafia and as lieutenant to John Lazia, Kansas City North End political boss.

Tony Gizzo Testimony for the Kefauver Committee

Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee. Gizzo is quoted as saying "Senator, I wish to hell you would tell me what the Mafia is. I never even heard of it."

Robert Anthony Gizzo Profile

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

Report on Charles Binaggio and Charles Gargotta

Report from KCPD Homicide Bureau after questioning James Balestrere. Balestrere told the officers he works for his son at a liquor store on 18th Street, and "has been out of the rackets for some time." He denied knowledge of the Mafia or Black Hand Society, and said that he had no information on the killings of Charles Binaggio or Charles Gargotta.

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.

Memorandum re: Tony Ballano

Memorandum regarding Tony Ballano, Kansas City organized crime figure. The memo summarizes biographical information, as well as his police record and involvement in criminal activities, as well as noting that he "has not been very prominent publicly in the last ten years." Ballano is described as "an old-time bomb thrower and Black Hander," who was shot six times by the police during a stake out.

Memorandum re: Nick Penna

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 re: James Balestrere

Memorandum summarizing the biography and criminal activity of James Balestrere. Balestrere is reported to have been involved in bootlegging during Prohibition, running the Kansas City Syrup Company with Charles Binaggio, selling sugar to distillers, and then was involved in liquor distribution businesses after repeal with other individuals involved in organized crime.

Memorandum re: Anthony Gizzo

Memorandum regarding Tony Gizzo, who ran various bookmaking operations throughout Kansas City, as well as being involved in the liquor distribution business. Through these businesses he worked with Kansas City mob boss Charles Binaggio, Charles Carollo, Charles Gargotta, and others. Gizzo's suspected earnings from his gambling and liquor enterprises are included.

List of Persons Having Masses Said in Memory of Charles Gargotta

Report from Kansas City Police Department detectives listing "persons having masses said at the Holy Rosary Church in memory of Charles Gargotta," including Mr. and Mrs. Carl Civella, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Di Capo, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Accurso, and other individuals, families, and businesses.

Kefauver Committee Exhibit No. 9

Diagram from the Kansas City Hearings of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, illustrating the Kansas City Mafia's involvement in night clubs, liquor businesses, bookmaking and other gambling, voter fraud, narcotics, and murder, among other areas. Charles Binaggio is depicted as the leader of the organization, with Charles Gargotta, "Eddy Spitz" Ochadsey, Morris Klein, and Tano Lococo among his close associates.