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Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum regarding Walt Rainey, described as "an operator of notorious restaurants and night clubs," who allegedly runs his businesses in violation of gambling and liquor laws. The document includes descriptions of his various businesses, including The Plantation, located east of the Kansas City city limits, where gambling and horse race betting took place and liquor was served outside of legal hours; and the White House Tavern, south of the Kansas City city limits, where gambling was also permitted, which he allegedly operated for James Balestrere.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Kansas City Police Department record for Nick Penna, listing numerous traffic violations from 1940 to 1945.

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Photographs

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.

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Photographs

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

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Miscellaneous Documents

FBI record for "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina, including charges of theft and numerous Prohibition and other liquor violations, and income tax evasion, and listing sentences servced in the Chillicothe, Ohio reformatory and the Platte County, Missouri, jail. The document also includes a physical and biographical description of Mangiaracina.

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Miscellaneous Documents

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. The operations of the Last Chance Saloon, a gambling parlor straddling the Missouri/Kansas state line, are described, including a note that the establishment was closed the day Binaggio was murdered.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum about Morris "Snag" Klein, listing his involvement in various businesses, gambling undertakings, and Mafia affiliated organizations since 1947. Included are the Mo-Kan Publishing Company wire service, the Green Hills gambling club, a gambling venture at the Kay Hotel, and the Ace Sales and Equipment Company.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum including biographical and criminal history for Joseph DeLuca, Kansas City organized crime figure. DeLuca immigrated from Italy in 1910 and moved to Kansas City in 1922, where he was later indicted on narcotics charges Prohibition Act violations, and owned liquor stores with his brother, Frank DeLuca.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum including biographical information about Morris "Snag" Klein, describing him as a "mediocre gambler" who is a close friend of Charles Binaggio.

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Miscellaneous Documents

FBI record for James Balestrere, number 3707086. The record provides a physical description of the individual provided by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department, where Balestrere once resided.

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