U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

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

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this indictment, the defendant is charged with income tax fraud for the calendar years 1935 and 1936. Pendergast reported $117,378.41 in gross income in 1936 while the true figure was $441,115.33. His reported gross income figured to only $25,481.11 in income tax due; his actual earnings required him to pay $255,608.95.

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

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this indictment, the defendant is charged with income tax fraud for the calendar years 1935 and 1936. Pendergast reported $117,378.41 in gross income in 1936 while the true figure was $356,365.33. His reported gross income figured to only $25,481.11 in income tax due; his actual earnings required him to pay $195,682.15.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: From Merrill E. Otis to Daniel M. Lyons

Letter from Judge Merrill E. Otis to Pardon Attorney Daniel M. Lyons concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this reply, Judge Otis denies Lyon's request for T. J. Pendergast's release from probation, despite letters of support by James M. Kemper, Howard Cook, J. C. Nichols, E. F. Swinney, Herbert M. Woolf, Chester C. Smith, Burris Jenkins, Thomas McGee, A. Sophian, Father Thomas B. McDonald, and B. C. Adams.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: From Lewis J. Grout to Merrill E. Otis

Letter from Chief U.S. Probation Officer Lewis J. Grout to Judge Merrill E. Otis concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this letter, Grout affirms that despite newspaper reports, T. J. Pendergast has not participated in political activities since his release from prison. These actions would be a violation of Pendergast's parole. During this time, Pendergast was accused of directing Harry Truman's political campaign.

U.S. vs. Thomas J. Pendergast: From Daniel M. Lyons to Merrill E. Otis

Letter from Pardon Attorney Daniel M. Lyons to Judge Merrill E. Otis concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this letter, Lyons requests Judge Otis's view on the prospect of executive clemency for T. J. Pendergast's remaining parole.

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

Capias for Thomas J. Pendergast in Criminal Case No. 14567: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. This capias commands H. L. Dillingham, U.S. Marshal, to arrest Thomas J. Pendergast for income tax fraud. His bond for appearance is $10,000.

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

Capias for Thomas J. Pendergast in Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. This capias commands H. L. Dillingham, U.S. Marshal, to arrest Thomas J. Pendergast for income tax fraud. His bond for appearance is $10,000.

U.S. vs. T. J. Pendergast, R. E. O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack: Subpoena Duces Tecum

Subpoena duces tecum for John J. Campbell in Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. This document orders John J. Campbell to testify in court on November 18, 1940 and to bring as evidence "records as manager of the custodian's files of the funds impounded in the Missouri Fire Insurance Rate Litigation."

U.S. vs. T. J. Pendergast, R. E. O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack: Subpoena Duces Tecum

Subpoena duces tecum for W. T. Kemper in Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. This document orders W. T. Kemper, Jr. of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri, to testify in court on November 18, 1940 and to bring as evidence "records as custodian of the impounded insurance premiums under order of the U. S. Court for the Western District of Missouri."

U.S. vs. T. J. Pendergast, R. E. O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack: Separate Plea in Abatement of Defendant, T. J. Pendergast

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, T. J. Pendergast for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for Pendergast ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.

U.S. vs. T. J. Pendergast, R. E. O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack: Separate Plea in Abatement of Defendant, T. J. Pendergast

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, T. J. Pendergast for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for Pendergast ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.

U.S. vs. T. J. Pendergast, R. E. O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack: Separate Plea in Abatement of Defendant, R. E. O'Malley

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, R. E. O'Malley for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for O'Malley ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.