U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio and Gaston Van Ross: Commitment

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Angelo Distassio was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Distassio was delivered to the superintendent of the reformatory on November 19, 1929.

U.S. vs. Tony Begulio and Nick Digeralamo: Indictment

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13391: United States vs. Tony Begulio and Nick Digeralamo, defendants. The defendants were charged with illegally removing "distilled spirits on which the tax had not been paid" from a distillery.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Recognizance for Appearance

Recognizance for appearance in court for Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Thomas J. Pendergast asserts that he will appear before court on May 7, 1936 to answer for charges of income tax fraud.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Recognizance for Appearance

Recognizance for appearance in court for Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Thomas J. Pendergast asserts that he will appear before court on May 7, 1936 to answer for charges of income tax fraud.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Order for Capias and Bond

Order for capias and bond in Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis orders the arrest of Thomas J. Pendergast for income tax fraud. His bond for appearance is $10,000.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Order and Memorandum Touching Conditions of Probation

Order and memorandum touching conditions of probation for Pendergast in Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. After restating the defendant's sentence, the document provides twelve detailed conditions for Pendergast's probation, one of which effectively bars him from all political activity.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Order

Order enlarging period fixed by conditions of probation within which to pay remaining unpaid interest on tax liabilities in Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis allows Pendergast an additional ninety days be given to pay the U.S. $10,457.12, the remaining interest on his tax liabilities.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Order

Order detailing Pendergast's probation for Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis clarifies custody and parole conditions of the defendant.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Order

Order for Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis orders a copy of the letter from Daniel M. Lyons to Otis and Otis's reply to be filed with the aforementioned case.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Motion

Motion of defendant, Thomas J. Pendergast, for enlargement of period fixed by conditions of probation within which to pay remaining unpaid interest on tax liabilities in Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Pendergast requests that an additional ninety days be given to pay the U.S. $10,457.12, the remaining interest on his tax liabilities.

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.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: Judgment and Commitment

Judgment and commitment for Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. After his plea of guilty, Pendergast is sentenced to a total of one year and three months in a federal penitentiary, followed by five years of probation. Pendergast is also fined $10,000.00. The document then lists the details of the defendant's probation.