United States v. Union Manufacturing Co.
240 U.S. 605 (1916)

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United States v. Union Manufacturing Co., 240 U.S. 605 (1916)

United States v. Union Manufacturing Company

No. 628

Argued February 28, 1916

Decided April 3, 1916

240 U.S. 605

Syllabus

The offense of false billing and representations specified in the third paragraph of § 10 of the Act to Regulate Commerce, as amended June 18, 1910, c. 309, 36 Stat. 549, applies to consignees as well

Page 240 U. S. 606

as to consignors of interstate shipments, and where, as in this case, false representations are made by the consignee in liquidation of the amount payable for freight at destination, the offense is wholly or in part committed at that place and the district court of that district has jurisdiction of an indictment charging the offense to have been therein committed by the consignee.

The offense under the Act of June 18, 1910, is not analogous to that of obtaining money under false pretenses, but may be committed where the interstate transportation has already been completed and the amount due therefor remains to be adjusted, and with the same effect as though the false representations had preceded the delivery of the goods to the carrier for interstate shipment.

The facts, which involve the construction of paragraph three of § 10 of the Act to Regulate Commerce as amended June 18, 1910, and the jurisdiction of the district court of offenses thereunder, are stated in the opinion.

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