Profile of Kansas City organized crime figure James DeSimone, including his history of criminal charges and sentencing. DeSimone is suspected to be a Black Hand killer who is believed to have been involved in the murder of Joe Patito, a John Lazia pallbearer.
National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Kansas City Police Department record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni. DiGiovanni was charged with liquor violations beginning in 1921.
Report containing information received from an undercover informant on counterfeiting and narcotics and liquor distribution stemming from a group in Kansas City during the years 1943, 1944, and 1945. The informant asserts that the name individuals are still engaging in the same activities at the time of her report.
Letter, labeled "confidential," from an unknown correspondent to Mr. Halley, regarding information received from Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio's brother, Dominick. Tim Moran, a "big time gambler here under ...
Letter from Ralph L. Ross to Estes Kefauver, U.S. Senator from Tennessee and chair of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce. Ross writes that he, while serving with the Iola, Kansas, Police Department in 1934, arrested several armed men after a car accident.
Kansas City Police Department record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph Deluca. DeLuca was charged with traffic, liquor, narcotics, and other violations beginning in 1927.
Memorandum from John N. McCormick to Harold G. Robinson regarding former Kansas City city councilman Hurley Daily's remarks on the issue of election fraud.
Modified photograph of Kansas City gambler and Mafia associate Morris "Snag" Klein.
Report from a grand jury inquiry concerning federal law violations and the personals involved in the Western District of Missouri.
Memorandum describing testimony from Morris "Snag" Klein, stating that he was a partner of Charles Binaggio in the Missouri Electric and Construction Company and Ace Sales and Equipment Company, as well as the Green Hills and Last Chance gambling clubs.
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.
Kansas City Police Department record for Giovanni "John" Blando, including his known addresses and history of arrests and charges. Blando had been charged with a variety of crimes starting in 1926, including arson, gambling, traffic, and prohibition violations.