Former MSP Warden D. C. McClung will appear for trial next month. Bondsmen for McClung are influential Jefferson City businessmen Sam B. Cook, Lester S. Parker and George Ramsey. McClung evidently knew of the indictments in advance because he did not seem disturbed by the action of the special grand jury. The indictment of the former warden resulted from an investigation into irregularities in the management of the penitentiary during the McClung regime. Two official investigations which were conducted concluded with "whitewash" reports by the investigating bodies.
Lee Jordan, president of the Lee Jordan Lumber Company, was also named as a defendant in each of the McClung indictments and was named in a separate indictment. The separate indictment indicated that he collected $902 for 1,804 sacks of cement after McClung was succeeded as warden by former Lt. Governor William Rock Painter, whose investigation disclosed the evidence on which the indictments were returned.
The first indictment against Jordan and McClung charged that they entered into a criminal conspiracy in which it was agreed between the two of them that Jordan should collect $981 for 1,962 sacks of cement more than was delivered. The second indictment stated that Jordan should charge $1,188.50 for 3,777 sacks of cement more than was delivered to the penitentiary for the construction of a new cell house.