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Parent Plans for prosecution
Date 27 November 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from November 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
27 November 1946 MEMORANDUM TO: Associate Prosecutors and Assistant Counsel FROM: The Chief of Counsel I.I have reported to General MacArthur the progress of this case to date. He was informed of the various phases and, of course, the length of time consumed in presenting the same on behalf of the prosecution. He reiterated his initial advice that the efficacy of this proceeding concerned the matter of time as well as a fair and adequate presentation. I reported to him that as of this date the evidence concerning the A classification crimes had been substantially completed with the exception of the phase having to do with relations between Japan and the Netherlands which I expected would be presented (with interim witnesses of Class B and C crimes) on Monday of the coming week and that it was expected that the Netherlands case would be completed within a week. There is further the matter of a careful analysis of the evidence adduced pointing to the guilt of the individual accused. A survey is being made with a view of presenting such further available evidence. The offenses included under categories B and C in the charter have been dealt with at some length in the Chinese period and also with the rather detailed testimony of the late Colonel Wild. In the completing of the prosecution’s case, in addition to the evidence supporting the charges of B and C crimes set forth in the indictment, there remains only the matter of meeting what we ordinarily refer to as defendants’ motions for acquittal at the termination of the prosecution’s case.