U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Memorandum for Publication
Memorandum for Criminal Cases No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant, and No. 14,459: United States vs. Robert Emmet O'Malley, Defendant. In this memorandum, Judge Merrill E. Otis provides insightful, detailed documentation for both cases "for the express purpose of submitting it for publication in the Federal Supplement" as these cases attracted an overwhelming amount of publicity and attracted outrage from machine supporters and from proponents who thought the sentence too lenient. The document profiles both men and their affiliation with other court cases. Judge Otis also addresses the criticism surrounding the Pendergast sentence.