U.S. vs. Robert Emmet O'Malley: Notes Concerning Sentence of Defendant


Considerations for the decision of sentence for Criminal Case No. 14459: United States vs. Robert Emmet O'Malley, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis reviews the sentence that he imposed upon T. J. Pendergast in Criminal Case No. 14458, so that Otis may more accurately sentence Robert Emmet O'Malley in the present case. Otis comments that, "I have reason to believe that the Pendergast sentence was one of the heaviest that ever has been imposed in the United States in a case charging an attempt to evade an income tax in which there was a plea of guilty." Otis also compares the Pendergast sentencing with the Al Capone sentence. Finally, Otis discusses O'Malley within the previously established context.

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Kansas City, MO
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NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
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