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Fingerprints and phyiscal description for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for income tax evasion.

Date: 
May 29th 1939

Record of court commitment for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, listing the charges against him and sentence received, listing his wife as emergency contact, and noting his parole denial in September 1939 and conditional release in March 1940. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

List of relatives and requested correspondents for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, listing names and mailing addresses of his parents, wife, and other family and friends. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
May 29th 1939

Prison record for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, noting that he was wanted on additional charges and that lost commissary privileges for a month after violating institutional rules. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

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September 15th 1939

Preliminary social abstract for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, recording his family history and employment and economic background. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
June 5th 1939

Admission summary for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes his family background, health and economic status, and makes custodial, educational, and work duty recommendations. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
June 5th 1939

Admission committee recommendations for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which include recommendations dental care and light work duty. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
June 5th 1939

Parole progress report for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes information about his previous employment, mental and physical conditions, and post-parole plans. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
June 23rd 1939

Special progress report for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, denies O'Malley's request to a new work assignment in the dairy. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date: 
July 6th 1939

Authorization for Disposition of Mail and Property for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Mugshot of Pendergast tax fraud accomplice Robert Emmett O'Malley, Inmate #55296, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. O'Malley, superintendent of the Missouri State Insurance Department, was charged on May 22, 1939 for tax fraud. He was sentenced two years in prison, nine months longer than Tom Pendergast's sentence in the same trial.

Date: 
May 29th 1939

Letter from Lewis J. Grout, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, to Isaac Sway, Chief Parole Officer at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Otto P. Higgins', Inmate #55996-L, release from the penitentiary and the requirement that he report to the probation officer in Kansas City upon his release. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
June 6th 1941

Report from Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Rudolph H. Hartmann submitted to the warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The report describes Pendergast's charges, convictions, and sentencing, as well as detailing the circumstances of his income tax evasion. The report also mentions that Pendergast may be subject to additional charges stemming from the investigation into R.

Date: 
June 6th 1939

Transcript of minutes from Tom Pendergast's parole hearing before Arthur D. Wood, chairman of the United States Board of Parole. Pendergast notes his health problems, including a bad heart and colostomy, and lack of prior convictions, as reasons he should be released from the penitentiary. He also discusses his family, his role at Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and a pending indictment in state court.

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November 4th 1939

Letter from Franklin Miller, Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, to Carl Zarter, Record Clerk for the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The letter discusses the grand jury investigation into R. Emmet O'Malley, former State Superintendent of Insurance, and the charge of bribery with which he is being charged, and addresses the possible further investigation into Pendergast's role in that crime.

Date: 
July 13th 1939
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