Montgomery v. United States
162 U.S. 410 (1896)

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Montgomery v. United States, 162 U.S. 410 (1896)

Montgomery v. United States

No. 186

Submitted March 27, 1896

Decided April 13, 1896

162 U.S. 410

Syllabus

Goode v. United States,159 U. S. 663, followed in holding that in the trial of an indictment against a letter carrier charged with secreting, embezzling or destroying a letter containing money in United States currency, the fact that the letter was a decoy is no defense. The carrier's duties are the same whether the letters are genuine or decoys.

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