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Santa Clara County

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1904: County Auditor Martin Murphy, embezzlement of county funds, fled to Mexico but was tracked down by a sheriff’s deputy and returned voluntarily. Indictment was quashed because of improper content and the case was later dismissed altogether.

“Arrested in Old Mexico,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 1904, page 3

“Ex-Auditor Murphy’s Case to Be Resubmitted,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 1904, page 3

“Auditor Accused of Forgery Not to Be Prosecuted,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 21, 1905, page 3]


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