Ingraham v. United States
155 U.S. 434 (1894)

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Ingraham v. United States, 155 U.S. 434 (1894)

Ingraham v. United States

No. 379

Submitted October 23, 1894

Decided December 17, 1894

155 U.S. 434

Syllabus

Pointer v. United States,151 U. S. 396, sustained and applied to the point that it is not error to join distinct offenses in one indictment, in separate counts, against the same person.

A person who presents to the Third Auditor of the Treasury what purports to be an affidavit before a justice of the peace in support of a fraudulent claim against the government is estopped to deny that the document was not an affidavit when presented in evidence in criminal proceedings against him for such fraudulent act.

It is not necessary in the first instance, in order to prove such offense, to produce the commission of the justice or to introduce other official evidence of his appointment.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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