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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

Mugshot of William E. Clifford, Inmate #20546. Clifford was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
January 24th 1924

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

Fingerprints and physical description card of William E. Clifford, Inmate #20546, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Clifford was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
January 24th 1924

Mugshot of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
January 24th 1924

Fingerprints and physical description card of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
February 9th 1924

Prison record of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Date: 
January 24th 1924

A letter from International Ladies Garment Workers Union Special Representative Meyer Perlstein and Donnelly Garment Workers Union No. 124 President Virginia Stroup to the Donnelly Garment Company. In this letter, Perlstein and Stroup inform the company of harassment that Donnelly employees have experienced from coworkers after joining the union. Perlsten and Stroup explicitly state their intention to solve the matter peaceably.

Date: 
January 25th 1935

In this letter, unknown writer "ESH" reproduces a statement given by dairy union representative R. O. Jackson. ESH furnishes this information to Walter Labhart and Irving U. Labhart, brothers and directors of the Aines Farm Dairy Company at 3110 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri. The contents describe unrest between the Aines Farm Dairy Company and the local dairy producers union.

Date: 
May 14th 1937

A letter from International Association of Fire Fighters President Fred W. Baer to William F. White of St. Louis, Missouri. Baer relates to White the current working condition and political situation of Kansas City firemen. He implies that firemen of Kansas City are hired by the Pendergast Machine and that the female relatives of the firemen are actively encouraged to act as judges of precincts.

Date: 
March 18th 1937

A letter from International Printing Pressmen & Assitants' Union of North America Representative C. C. Moranville to George O. Pratt of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
October 8th 1935

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