The New York Times 23 Nov 1884; page 2
. EX-TREASURER EX-TREASURER EX-TREASURER BORK SENTENCED BENT TO STATE PRISON FOB FOUR TEARS AND NINE MONTHS. . BtjtvaLO, N. Ym Nor. 22. In th Conrt of Oyer and Terminer this morning Joseph Boric. th former City Treasurer, who defaulted to th amount af 1400,000 whll In office la 1878, tu before Jadge Charles Daniel for resmtene. having been out of Auburn prison ataee Jan 4 last pending decision of bis appeal on th technical point tbat aide Justice were on the oenca st tn time or sentence in May, 1883, la violation of amended law governing the court. Bork's counsel to-day to-day to-day moved for an arrettof judgment on thi grouna and also on th ground of Bork's aid to th Government In securing th conviction of James 8. Lyon, his fcrmer partner partner In tb real estate business, in which th money embezzled wss used. Counsel fur-tbr fur-tbr fur-tbr asked for a stay. In ease tbe above Stated grounds were denied, nn innnt nt bork's application for pardon now In the bands uov. ueveiana. his motion were supported bv affidavit. Judge Daniels then directed tbat Bork be sworn, and then, having denied tbe motions motions in hi behalf, explained tbat la fixing the emwow ne nsa iaxn into conaiaeratloa every, thing favorable to the defendant his time In prison, bis conauot tn aiding tbe prosecution. c He dilated upon tbe magnitude ot the defalcation of Bork aad Lyon, which, he said. Was th lars-eat lars-eat lars-eat ever committed in Wiahn V.Z York, alluded to the alarming frequency of pub- pub- jiv auu private pccu.aiion ana emoeniement esses, aad dwlt upon th neoeasitr of adequate punishment in order to command respect for th law from parson holding positions af truss and fidelity. He concluded by saring: "The aentanc of tb court to that you b oonfinad in Auburn State Prison at hard labor for four years ana nine momas. uora never movea a mnsoie or showed an v signs of emotion. He will be transferred toAu. Durn at an cany aay. a oopy of iJork petition for a nardon waa filed in the County Clerk's office this afternoon. It rrcites substantially the same around as la motion of eouBsei today, today, taring great stress on the value of bis ser vices In Lyon's eas. It further cites tbat ha turned over all bis property to Trustee gp- gp- pwmww it j tne citj w ue appiiea on IBB deficiency, deficiency, also that tb petitioner was confined in Auburn Draos from the 12th of afar. Imct i Junes. 1884. and already sullerad all tae ignominy ignominy and disgrace which can be Inflicted under sucn inaictrarnt. ureas interest is manifested in tb ease, for th reason that Bork waa on ot th most oooular Dolitlcian in hia mlmv A-v. A-v. A-v. and because during a is vacation from prison a bas been most active In behalf of Cleveland, particularly among the Pole, who live on the i nun; taat norx usea tae eity runes to build up. The Govern ojs actios to looked forward to with ansa speculation.