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Verdict and Commitment for Criminal Case No. 14742: United States vs. John J. Pryor, Defendant. Upon plea of guilty for three counts of income tax fraud, Pryor is sentenced to federal penitentiary for a total of two years with five years probation following. Pryor is also fined a total of $20,000.

Date: 
1940

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with the illegal appropriation of $8,000,000.00 collected from the American Insurance Company and other insurance companies. The time line of this conspiracy is then detailed in "Overt Acts".

Date: 
July 13th 1940

Two Recognizances for appearance in court for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In these documents, Thomas J. Pendergast and Robert Emmet O'Malley assert that he will appear before court to answer for charges of "corruptly obstructing the due administration of justice in the case of the American Insurance Company vs. the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Missouri."

Date: 
July 16th 1940

Capias for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. This capias commands H. L. Dillingham, U.S. Marshal, to arrest the three defendants. Dillingham certifies on the back of the document that he procured Pendergast and O'Malley, but was unable to find McCormack.

Date: 
July 16th 1940

Complaint for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, Harry C. Blanton, United States Attorney, deposes that McCormack is a fugitive from justice in St. Louis, Missouri. Blanton, "prays that removal proceedings be instituted against said defendant to compel his appearance" in court.

Date: 
July 17th 1940

Affidavit of bias and prejudice for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this affidavit, Pendergast claims that Judge Merrill E. Otis has a personal bias and prejudice against the defendant. Since Otis is also a judge in the cases Pendergast has illegal involvement in, Pendergast claims a personal bias.

Date: 
August 21st 1940

Certificate of the Clerk for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. A. L. Arnold certifies that because of personal bias and prejudice towards defendant T. J. Pendergast, Judge Merrill E. Otis is removed from the case and replaced with Judge Archibald K. Gardner.

Date: 
August 22nd 1940

Memorandum and order on the filing of affidavits of bias and prejudice for Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis provides his response to Pendergast's affidavit that Otis has prejudice against the defendant. Otis denies any such prejudice or bias, but acknowledges a loophole that the attorneys of Pendergast used to file the affidavit on the defendant's behalf. As such, Otis is forced to order his replacement Judge Archibald K. Gardner to the case.

Date: 
August 22nd 1940

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.

Date: 
September 9th 1940

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.

Date: 
September 9th 1940

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, A. L. McCormack 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 McCormack ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.

Date: 
September 9th 1940

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, A. L. McCormack 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 McCormack ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.

Date: 
September 9th 1940

Plea in bar 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 state that all alleged overt acts included in the indictment occurred more than three years before the return of the indictment. Thus, Pendergast requests "that prosecution under said indictment be barred and that he be, therefore, discharged."

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Demurrer 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 outline their objection to the indictment in six separate points.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Motion of defendant T. J. Pendergast to quash petit jury panel 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 motion to reject the selected jury because of an order that excluded Jackson County residents from being selected. The defendant attorneys' seven reasons to quash said jury are included within.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Motion to stay proceedings herein and to continue this case as to the defendant, T. J. Pendergast, for the purpose of permitting this defendant to apply for executive clemency in 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 request the court to delay the case so that the defendant can apply for a pardon on account of his previous penitentiary sentence and payment of fine.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Plea in bar to the indictment, plea in abatement of the indictment, and motion to quash the indictment, and to dismiss the prosecution, on behalf of defendant T. J. Pendergast in 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 request the above actions be taken for seven reasons as outlined within.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Motion of A. L. McCormack to quash indictment in Criminal Case No. 14912: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, McCormack's attorney requests to void the indictment because the alleged acts took place three years before the indictment was returned, thus passing the statue of limitations.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Motion of defendant R. E. O'Malley to quash petit jury panel 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 motion to reject the selected jury because of an order that excluded Jackson County residents from being selected. The defendant attorneys' seven reasons to quash said jury are included within.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Prison record of William E. Clifford, Inmate #20546, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Clifford was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
January 24th 1924

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