(Note: This article is growing out of my research into the organized crime history of Milwaukee. While in later years — post-1960 — the Milwaukee gangsters seemed to have some level of control over Kenosha, in the early days I see little or no connection. Until such a connection is found, I will be putting the organized crime stories of Kenosha here…)
Most citizens of Italian descent in Kenosha are from two villages outside of Cosenza: Marano Principato and Marano Marchesato in Calabria, at the tip of the Italian boot (as opposed to Milwaukee’s largely Sicilian population). The earliest crime-affiliated Italians — the Iaquinta and Andreoli families — seem to come not from Marano Principato or Marano Marchesato, but from the town of Roccabernarda, also in Calabria. Others, such as the Butera family, were originally from Platania.
Francesco “Frank” Iaquinta, 18, came from Roccabernarda and arrived in America on June 9, 1905. According to the manifest of the SS Liguria, Iaquinta intended to meet up with his brother Giovanni in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He listed his occupation as “peasant”.
Saloonkeeper Charles Vite was held under $1500 bail on Monday, May 26, 1913 by Federal Commissioner Francis Bloodgood. Vite had sent a threatening “black hand” letter to Albert Comforti demanding $500 or “his brains would hit the sky”. Comforti turned the letter in to federal authorities (as the threat was sent through the postal system). Apparently, Vite had persuaded Charles W. Hackley, a black man, to write the letter and Hackley confessed, implicating Vite.
The Vite trial was not until June 1, 1914. At this time he was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in Leavenworth Prison by Judge Geiger.
John Iaquinta was shot October 8, 1916. Vincenzo Olivero was convicted of attempted murder and served one year.
The body of Frank Fusco was found on September 20, 1917 behind the Nash baseball park with a bullet in his head.
Bruno Andreoli (200 North Newell Street) took Louis Rogliano, Lawrence Vitero, Frank Turk and a girl (possibly named Bentz) out to the country on the morning of Thanksgiving 1917. Andreoli planned to later take Rogliano and the girl to Waukegan to be married, but it never happened.
Bruno Andreoli was at McCarran’s Alleys on Market Street, bowling three games with Leo Romano from 7:30 to 9:30 on Monday, December 4, 1917 in the evening. Louis Rogliano, who had come from the same town in Italy as Andeoli, arrived at 7:45 with a large number of people including Antonio Messino (who lived at 166 Newell Street and was also from the same town in Italy). They were bowling on a different lane. Andreoli left and went alone to the Metropolitan Restaurant on Park Street. He next went to Lamacchia’s saloon where he met up with four friends and had a drink. While there, a man named Tony arrived and Andreoli bought him a drink. Next, Andreoli, Tony LaPorte and another Tony went home to Grand Avenue. Later, Rogliano’s body was found lying face down in the middle of Brockett Street.
Nick Butera was shot and killed in April 1918.
Gusafetta Spera was arrested Monday, March 8, 1920 for counterfeiting. Spera was placed under $3000 bail after a printing outfit and silver coins in a variety of denominations were found in his home. The print was not a press, but a collection of plaster of paris molds. Spera also had files, gold and silver to place in the molds. Treasury Agent Paul Dratzburg said that Spera had been working on the coins for two years and he had become so skilled that the likeness was almost exact. Despite a collection of decent-looking fakes, Spera apparently had not attempted to pass any of the coins. (This info comes from the Milwaukee newspapers — Kenosha papers may have more.)
Shoemaker Pasquale Iaquinta, 28, arrived in America on October 28, 1920. According to the SS Duga D’Aosta’s manifest, he was going to live with his cousin Gaetano Montemurro at 1000 Garden Street in Kenosha. He left his wife, Rosa, behind in Roccabernarda.
Frank Iaquinta was ambushed on Howland Avenue on September 7, 1921 and shot. He survived. Frank Chiappetti was tried for attempted murder but found not guilty.
Frank Iaquinta, Tom Iaquinta, Leonardo Iaquinta and Tony Larossi stood on the corner of Howland and Pearl on November 27, 1921. Frank Chiappetti stood on another corner of the same intersection and was shot — he survived. Frank Iaquinta was found guilty of intent to do great bodily harm on January 23, 1923 and was sentenced to 3 years in Waupun. After that, he was deported.
On November 28, 1922, Frank Iaquinta II (the other Frank Iaquinta’s cousin) was shot and killed in a battle at the intersection of Howland and Garden.
On December 7, 1922, feudists met at the corner of Howland and Pearl — Frank Chiappetti was there and escaped uninjured.
Bruno Andreoli Murdered
World War I veteran Bruno Andreoli, 29, was shot just before 8pm on October 21, 1925 while inside Vito Scolerio’s restaurant and pool hall at 911 Pearl Street in Kenosha. Andreoli was in the back room with Andrew Tenuta. Scolerio was in the front room, and Sam Covelli had just run home to fetch some wine. The killer entered the back room and shot Andreoli six times with a .38 — once in the abdomen and five times in the chest. Some of the bullets actually went through Andreoli, lodging in the floor and wall, and one breaking a window. Once Andreoli dropped, the killer kicked him in the face and fled. Miraculously, he made it to St. Catherine’s hospital before he stopped breathing. He was survived by his wife Maria, father Salvatore Andreoli, and mother Elizabetto Vetire Andreoli.
Leonardo Romano, 31, told police that he heard that Scolerio did it, and then fled to South Bend, Indiana. Scolerio, Sam Covelli and Andrew Tenuta, were called in for questioning. Later, Frank DeFazio would be questioned and released.
Police pursued two angles: first, that Andreoli was caught up in a fierce rivalry (a “grape war”) due to his employment as a California grape salesman. He was selling carloads and speculation mounted that a killer was imported from Chicago to end the competition.
And second, the idea that a jealous husband from Detroit had come to get revenge. Andreoli had come to Kenosha with his family from Detroit in early September 1925. He had lived in Kenosha previously, but left for Michigan in 1922. At the time of his return, a woman came with her two children and took up lodging on Anton Street (Andreoli lived on Racine Street). The connection between Andreoli and the woman was unclear.
Within a week, Scolerio would be arrested for murder and Covelli and Tenuta would be arrested for aiding Scolerio. The three men pleaded not guilty and none of them were ultimately convicted.
Vito Scolerio Murdered
Kenosha gangster Vito Scolerio was enjoying some snuff alone at Art Lamacchia’s barber shop and pool room at 954 Park Street. He was shot 8:10 Thursday evening, September 9, 1926 as he was leaving Lamacchia’s to enter his car. The vehicle, a Ford sedan, was on Park Street between the Northwestern railroad tracks and Newell Street. He died within 30 minutes. Before he died, Scolerio named Frank Chiappetti, 35, as his assailant, and Frank was quickly jailed along with his brother Sam, both found at Sam’s home at 254 North Newell Street. At least two killers were involved, as Scolerio was shot with both a double-barreled shotgun and a Colt special .38 revolver (both found at the scene).
Police went to Scolerio’s house at 156 Brockett Street to inform his wife, Maria. The couple had four children and a fifth on the way. Mrs. Scolerio gave the police Vito’s revolver, which she said was his only weapon. At the Chiappetti house, the police found two shells in Frank’s room. They found no gun in the house that took such shells, but the shells did fit the shotgun found near Scolerio.
Frank Chiappetti was brought to court on September 11 for the charge of murder while his brother was released from custody. The newspaper speculated that the assassins — the Chiappettis or otherwise — may have killed Scolerio to avenge the death of Bruno Andreoli.
Peter Tenuta Robbed
On November 5, 1926, two bandits with masks over their eyes entered Peter Tenuta’s tavern and forced the customers there to empty their pockets. Bartender Carl Scola opened the safe and the bandits made off with approximately $500. Tenuta, 36, followed the bandits out, but was hit with a revolver butt and then shot. He crumbled to the floor.
14-year old Dominic Principe was arrested on September 22, 1927 for larceny. He was turned over to a policewoman.
Luigi Delconte Murdered
At 10:00am on January 8, 1928 Mrs. Frank Diachiara and Agnes Zumpano took the train to Chicago. They spent the day there and returned to Kenosha at 10:25pm where they were met at the station by Frank Diachiara and Luigi Delconte, who had spent the day playing cards. Mrs. Diachiara was dropped off at home, but the other three went to Miss Zumpano’s house (3812 14th Avenue) for a cup of coffee. After this, the two men left.
Painter Luigi Delconte, 46, a native of Rodi, Italy, was shot in the back and killed at 11:08pm on January 8, 1928 at the corner of 18th Avenue and 51st Street. He was behind the wheel of a Ford sedan bearing license number B236-252-W-27. Mrs. Henry Holmes (5016 18th Avenue) called the police while her husband chased a fleeing assailant. The assailant escaped. The gun was found in the lawn; it was a nickel-plated .32 5-shot revolver made by Eastern Arms Company with serial number 140899.
By 11:20pm, officers were dispatched to 5128 18th Avenue where they found Frank Dichiara with the whole side of his face bruised and his eye black and blue as though he had been dragged on his face. The police took him in for questioning and he admitted jumping on the running board of Delconte’s car and shooting him with a revolver. Dichiara said that Delconte “has caused him considerable trouble at his home on account of his wife”. Which wife is unclear, as both men were married.
The coroner searched through Delconte’s pockets and found a .32 automatic revolver, blue steel, with ten shots loaded.
Frank Paparas Murdered
William Covelli came home from work around 6:20pm, February 20, 1928 to his residence at 5424 22nd Avenue. He washed his face while his wife prepared supper and then around 6:35 three drunk men from Racine arrived. Covelli offered them something to eat, but they declined. They did, however, request coffee and waited at the table for Covelli to prepare it. Two of the men, Frank Paparas and Nick Cosentino, started fighting with each other and Frank slapped Nick in the face. Nick threw Frank to the floor. Covelli scolded them and said that was no way to behave in his house. The fighting continued, and the third man, Coaciara, was cut with a knife. Covelli took the knife away from them and when he returned, Frank Paparas was shot four times. Nick Cosentino slipped his gun into his pocket and left.
At some point, there was also a man named Louis Mano there and Nick Cosentino’s son.
Mike Carbone Murdered
Tony Loccetti, 24, of 5139 18th Avenue, killed Mike Carbone, 45, of 1719 50th Street, on Sunday, July 29, 1928 following a drunken quarrel over a penny box of matches. Loccetti shot Carbone five times with a .38 in the rear of Pete Bruno’s Vogue Sweet Shop at 1718 52nd Street. Also there were Bruno and Joe Greco (5422 22nd Avenue). Immediately after the killing, Loccetti fled.
Preceding this, the four men were in the store and Carbone wished to buy a penny box of matches but had no penny. Loccetti offered him the coin and Carbone accepted. Shortly after this, Loccetti asked Carbone to buy him a malted milk and he did. Loccetti asked Carbone for another drink and Carbone grew upset, saying he didn’t know he had to “buy the whole place” to repay the one cent loan. Bruno and Greco calmed the men down, suggesting a four-handed game of “Three Sevens”.
The game went well, but the argument broke out again with Loccetti calling Carbone a vile name, referring to his “ancestral imperfection”. Then the bullets started flying, and afterwards Loccetti threw Carbone’s body into the back alley and kicked him in the groin. At this point, Pete Bruno began walking the fifteen blocks to the police station. Loccetti stopped at his home, a boarding house at 5139 18th Avenue run by Ralph Muto. He left a few minutes later but went to places unknown.
Carbone had a wife, two daughters and a son in Italy. He had another son, Frank Carbone, who lived with him in Kenosha.
Eugene Russo Murdered
Bootlegger Eugene Russo, 26, 513 40th Place, was supposed to go to a meeting of bootleggers at William Covelli’s saloon on September 17, 1928 at 7pm. He went there and found only Covelli, being told that Frank Cosentino was out of gas on Grand Avenue. Russo drove out there and saw Cosentino with two other men, and thought it looked suspicious so he came back to pick up Frank Scafa. When Russo and Scafa returned, they saw Cosentino and two men from Chicago driving east on Grand Avenue.
Russo went to William “Red” Covelli’s saloon (22nd Avenue) at 5pm on September 21, 1928. Russo was found dead in his car (an Ajax sedan with license number C 135-554) at midnight on Berryville Road east of Green Bay Road by three Racine County youths (Floyd Lewis, Carl Wuster and Mike Wuster) who drove by in a Maxwell Tour and saw Russo slumped over in the car. The boys then went to the police station and brought Deputies Thomas Jester and Clarence Pool to the body.
The car’s license was registered to Harold I. Burdick, 2920 Wright Avenue in Racine. Russo had been shot numerous times from behind his right shoulder by a .38 and a shotgun full of buckshot — his lower right arm was shredded. Police found a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun in nearby bushes. Tire tracks were found from two cars — one with a Racine tire and another with a Fisk. Russo’s body was brought to Mischler’s Morgue.
Officers questioned Russo’s wife, who told them that Eugene had threatened to squeal on bootleggers Herman Cicchini, Frank Cosentino and William Covelli if they did not let him in on their still business. Detective Walter Chase tried to bring in the three men. Covelli told them that Russo was in his place that evening, and Cicchini admitted being there playing cards. Frank Cosentino’s wife said he was out of town in Waukegan since yesterday. The officers also learned that Russo had a girlfriend in Racine named Florence, whose father ran a soft drink place.
Anthony Lanzillotti Murdered
Police found the body of Anthony Lanzillotti, 28, of 6732 Fourteenth Avenue on Sunday February 17, 1929 lying in the street on 22nd Avenue between 54th and 55th streets. Four bullets had entered his back and neck, and a .32 double action Colt revolver was still in his right hand. All six .32 longs had been fired. Nearby homeowner Frank Pingatore told police he had heard shots. No killer was known, and the last person to see Lanzillotti alive was Dominic Matera (2021 53rd Street) who spent the afternoon with him.
The police searched Lanzillotti’s home and found a box with more .32 bullets. They questioned his landlord, John Ruffalo, but he knew nothing about Lanzillotti having enemies. Also found were numerous letters from Kenosha girls of Italian descent and a paper saying he transferred ownership of his Studebaker to another man.
Lanzillotti was supposed to appear in court on Monday, February 18, to gain citizenship so his wife and child in Italy could come to America.
Inspector Rock called in Salvatore Russo, father of murder victim Eugene Russo. Salvatore told Rock that he believed Lanzillotti was one of the five men who killed Eugene. Salvatore further said that he knew Lanzillotti was about to be indicted by the grand jury at Milwaukee for operating a still at Yorkville in Racine County.
On Tuesday, April 26, 1932 Federal Judge F. A. Geiger dismissed charges against five bootleggers at the request of prosecutor Gilbert E. Vandercook. Frank Butera, Frank Molinaro and John Ludwig did not have enough evidence against them because their co-defendant, Walter Hudgens, could not be found. In another case, Achille “Kelly” Ruffolo and Mike Cosentino had charges against them dropped, also for lack of evidence. In the same case as Ruffolo and Cosentino, farmer Carl Haxhold was fined $250, while Jack Tenuta and Francesco Gervasi were both sentenced to three months in jail.
Robert Wilson Murdered
Frank Tylius, William “Red” Covelli, Frank Infusino and Frank Cosentino were arrested for the torture murder of Robert A. Wilson and taken by train from Milwaukee to the Portage Jail on Thursday, September 1, 1932. Police found over $800 in Covelli’s pockets, as well as receipts for his step-daughter’s wedding, showing the purchase of a new car, and rental agreements for a Chicago orchestra and the largest reception hall in Kenosha. Along with sending his two sons to a royal academy in Naples, police were very curious how a modest baker was able to afford such luxury if he was not the “alky king” people said he was.
After confessing, Tylius committed suicide. Hearing of his death, Covelli remarked, “That’s a good thing.” Cosentino said, “He was crazy anyhow.” And Infusino smiled. Police were also looking for Victor Dominic, who was currently under arrest in California.
On Friday, September 16, just in time for Covelli’s step-daughter’s marriage, he was released along with Cosentino and Infusino. The three men returned home to cheering friends and relatives. They were paraded in by a caravan of well-wishers and were met by more friends along with Covelli’s wife Adeline when they reached Covelli’s house.
Louis Greco Married
William Covelli’s business associate Louis Greco, 28, married Covelli’s stepdaughter Rosa Busco, 18, on Saturday, September 17, 1932. Hundreds of out-of-town guests were in attendance. The couple left Sunday morning to honeymoon in Cicero and Chicago.
Mike Cosentino Arrested for Murder
In the early hours of November 19, 1933, Mike Cosentino had fifteen to twenty drinks at the Hurry Inn roadhouse south of Kenosha and was in a “quarrelsome mood”. He took out his gun and lined up the guests and employees, ordering them to have a drink on him. Walter O’Bryan, 26, of Kenosha and Vance Tennant of Chicago came in and were ordered to drink. They refused, so Cosentino approached them with his gun. Tennant raised a bar stool and another man knocked it from his hands. Cosentino then shot O’Bryan in the stomach, and died of the wound nine days later. Cosentino, who was originally jailed on assault charges, was then facing first-degree murder. The district attorney, Morris Barnett, agreed to let Cosentino plead guilty to second-degree murder in order to save taxpayers a lengthy trial. Cosentino was sentenced to 14-15 years in Waupun State Prison by Judge E. B. Belden on January 22, 1934.
Albert Albana (born February 1, 1901 in NYC to Vincent Albana and Lucille LaGuardia) was arrested in Kenosha on August 22, 1934 for bootlegging and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He served one year in the house of correction.
A Liquor Bust
Federal agents arrested Fred Covelli, Aldo Nudi and Charles Cosentino on December 26, 1935 for intent to manufacture untaxed spirits. They were caught removing three vats and two boilers from a farm. On January 2, Commissioner Floyd Jenkins dropped all charges against the men, saying that removal of equipment was not evidence of bootlegging.
Dominic Principe was arrested for burglary on June 26, 1936. On December 21, 1936, Judge Cal Stewart sentenced him to three years in the state reformatory.
Raymond Matera, 16, was arrested for burglary in the night on January 30, 1937. He was arrested again for petty larceny on April 30, 1937.
Richard Covelli was convicted of 4th degree manslaughter on March 14, 1938 and Judge S. E. Smalley sentenced him to two years in the state reformatory.
Mike Principe was convicted of grand larceny on October 4, 1938. Judge Edw. J. Ruetz sentenced him to two years in the state reformatory.
Mike Cosentino was released from Waupun on parole December 9, 1939.
Dominic Principe was arrested for aggravated assault on February 26, 1940 following a bar room brawl, and handed over to authorities in Racine County. On the 28th, he posted $1500 bond with Commissioner Jones.
Raymond Matera was arrested for gambling with dice on October 25, 1940.
Frank Cosentino Murdered
Frank Cosentino, 40, was found shot to death in the yard of his Twin Lakes riding stables on July 8, 1941. Police initially suspected a woman whose arm was broken May 8 in a Milwaukee night club by Cosentino may have been involved, but this was quickly dismissed.
Frank’s brother Mike was arrested the next day, July 9 (or the 3rd), for mayhem and carrying a loaded revolver. His parole was revoked and he was sent back to Waupun.
On January 30, 1942, a report was released showing people who had paid a “slot machine tax” to the IRS. The tax was a bit of a Catch-22 for slot machine owners: if paid, their names would be public and they could be prosecuted for gambling. If not paid, they could be prosecuted for tax evasion. In Kenosha, making the list were Peter Barca and Achille Ruffolo, who operated the Maywood restaurant at 516-518 58th Street.
Big Liquor Bust
On Tuesday, February 10, 1942, a federal trial began on charges of tax evasion for a still that ran from 1936 to 1941 and allegedly failed to pay the government $1,000,000 in taxes.
On Saturday, March 7, 1942, several Italians were sentenced for operating large stills in Southeastern Wisconsin. Frank “Fuzzy” Infusino, 33, of Kenosha was sentenced to 5 years. Roy Richio, 30, of Kenosha received 4 years. Tony Capponi, 27, of Kenosha received 6 months. Frank Cucunato, 46, of Kenosha received one year. Aldo Nudi, 27, of Kenosha received two and a half years. Arthur P. Richio, 32, of Kenosha received 21 months. Emil Richio, 26, of Kenosha received two years. Charles Cosentino and William Covelli were freed. Alphonse R. Caruso, 52, of Rockford got 30 days.
Who was Alphonse Caruso and why was he in Kenosha? Caruso was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on June 3, 1891 and by the early 1920s he was living in Rockford. He had some run-ins with the law in the 1920s including bootlegging. Apparently he was one of those who sided with Paul Giovingo during the Musso-Giovingo war and switched sides after Giovingo’s murder. In January 1953 he was arrested in a South Main Street social club and charged with being the keeper of a gambling house. Sixteen other men were also arrested in this raid. Caruso died in Rockford August 3, 1968.
On April 23, 1943, a tax lien of $62,327 was filed against the defendants in this case by George Reisimer, deputy collector of internal revenue. Frank Infusino faced $12,000. Roy Richio faced $16,000. Emil Richio faced $11,000. Aldo Nudi faced $7000. And Charles Cosentino faced $4800.
Albert Albana was married to Muriel Ella Anderson in Kenosha by Judge Baker on August 9, 1944.
Murder of Floyd Ventura
Floyd Ventura, 30, of 2016 57th Street in Kenosha was killed in his car on Deep Lake Road near Antioch, Illinois (2 miles south of the state line) on January 24, 1945. Ventura was the operator of Kenosha’s Esquire Grill (5721 Sixth Avenue) and was shot four times through the right temple. His body was found at 9am by Robert Scott, a local farmer. The motive of robbery was ruled out, as Ventura still had $206 in his pocket and a large diamond ring on his finger. Lake County Chief Deputy Thomas Kennedy speculated that because of the angle of the wounds the killer was in the back seat, and because of the distance from any nearby town he likely fled in a second car. Ventura, who had been born October 27, 1914 in Arcadia, Florida, left behind his parents Annibale Ventura and Angeline Roscioli Ventura.
Dominic Principe, 32, and Fred Covelli, 24, robbed the Racine tavern of Stanley Tomczak (1754 Racine Street) on May 4, 1945. They took $600 and were chased to Somers township in Kenosha County. The pair hid under a work bench in a farmer’s garage but were soon apprehended. A search of the garage turned up two revolvers and the missing cash in a paint can. Principe was sentenced to five years in Waupun on July 18, 1945. He was released on parole August 13, 1947. Covelli was sentenced to five years in the state reformatory by Judge Elmer D. Goodland for assisting in armed robbery. He was paroled March 12, 1948.
Murder of Red Covelli
William “Red” Covelli was shot with several shotgun blasts as he entered his car in front of his home on June 10, 1945. One of the shots hit him in the head, killing him instantly. He was on his way to a tavern he owned south of Kenosha.
William “Weezer” Covelli and Eleanor Virginia Venci (daughter of Antonio Venci and Angeline Principe) were married August 9, 1946 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church by F. A. Brossler. Witnesses were Edward Joseph Conley and Louise Orrico.
Two More Liquor Busts
Federal agents arrested Charles Cosentino, 41, Nello Cecchini, 32, and Frank Cecchini, 28, on Saturday, April 12, 1947 for operating a still on Clayton Wicks’ Kenosha County farm (sometimes identified as Clayton Dicks of Fox River Station). Alcohol tax unit agent Elmer Ward had smelled a “perceptible odor of fermenting mash fir for distillation”. A special compartment was found under the house. A preliminary hearing before Commissioner Floyd Jenkins on April 17 was adjourned indefinitely.
Michael M. Cosentino and Edward Mason were arraigned on June 15, 1948 for operating an 1100-gallon still in the basement of the farmhouse of Floyd Damon near Racine. Later in May 1949, Charles Cosentino, 43, and Frank C. Cicchini, 32, were also charged.
Raymond Matera was arrested for being an inmate of a gambling house on March 12, 1949. He was arrested for gambling again on March 13, 1953.
A “bookie joint” run by Bartley O’Mara was raided on November 7, 1949 and 38 people were arrested. Joseph Fasulo and Angelo Germinaro were named as employees with Louis Molinaro named an inmate. The remaining people caught were from Milwaukee, West Allis, Racine, Kenosha and two cities in Illinois. Officers seized horse betting equipment.
John Rizzo, 809 Kingston Avenue in Racine, employee of the Tic Toc Club in Milwaukee, was arrested in Kenosha on December 12, 1953 for being an inmate of a gambling house. He was fined $25. Arrested for running the game were Jeff Covelli, 32, and Anthony Conti, 36. The gambling operation was in a “cigar store” that contained empty shelves and only one cigarette machine, but plenty of cards and poker tables. Seven other men were charged with being inmates.
Aldo Covelli, 5420 22nd Avenue, was convicted of attempting to commit a felony on December 23, 1958. He was sentenced to one year in the state reformatory by Judge Urban J. Zievers.
Harry Siegel was arrested on October 20, 1959 for gambling with cards at Kenosha Billiards at 520 58th Street. He was fined $10.
Richard Michael Covelli, 30, was convicted of three counts of sexual perversion with a child on September 2, 1960. Judge Urban J. Zievers sentenced him to an indeterminate time in Waupun State Prison (he was paroled in ’61 and discharged in ’64).