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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. 14937: 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

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."

Date: 
November 16th 1940

Separate demurrer of defendant, Robert Emmet O'Malley 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 O'Malley outline their objections to the indictment in 14 separate points.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Two separate motions of defendants T. J. Pendergast and R. E. O'Malley to quash petit jury panel for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In these documents, attorneys for the two defendants 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

Plea in abatement, plea in bar, and motion to dismiss 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 two reasons as outlined within.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

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."

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Demurrer 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 outline their objections to the indictment in five separate points.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Memorandum for the Honorable A. Lee Wyman, United States Judge, upon pleas in abatement interposed by the above-named defendants in Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, Acting United States Attorney Richard K. Phelps summarizes the pleas of the defendants and then discusses the legality of said pleas.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14937: 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 1940

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