United States v. Young
232 U.S. 155 (1914)

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United States v. Young, 232 U.S. 155 (1914)

United States v. Young

No. 710

Submitted January 8, 1914

Decided January 26, 1914

232 U.S. 155

Syllabus

Under § 5480, Rev.Stat., it was necessary to charge not only that a scheme to defraud was devised but that it was intended to be effected by opening or intending to open correspondence with some other person by means of the post office; under § 215 of the Criminal Code it is only necessary to charge that the scheme be devised or intended to be devised and a letter placed in the post office for the purpose of executing the scheme or attempting to do so.

The facts, which involve the construction of § 215 of the Criminal Code, are stated in the opinion.

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