United States v. Bruno - 329 U.S. 207 (1946)


U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Bruno, 329 U.S. 207 (1946)

United States v. Bruno

No. 67

Argued November 22, 1946

Decided December 9, 1946

329 U.S. 207

Syllabus

In a criminal trial for selling waste paper at a price above the ceiling fixed by Maximum Price Regulation 30 pursuant to § 205(b) of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, evidence that the defendant sold at a price above the ceiling by falsely describing the grade and that he accepted payment at the excessive price held sufficient to support a conviction, although it also showed that the sales were subject to the right of customers to reject paper of lower grade than represented and that, in three out of five cases covered by a five-count information where customers objected and the Office of Price Administration had made an investigation, defendant subsequently adjusted the price to the ceiling price for the grade actually delivered. Pp. 329 U. S. 210-211.

153 F.2d 843, reversed.

Page 329 U. S. 208

Petitioner was convicted of selling waste paper at a price above the ceiling fixed by Maximum Price Regulation 30 pursuant to § 205(b) of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942. The Circuit Court of Appeals reversed. 153 F.2d 843. This Court granted certiorari. 328 U.S. 828. Reversed, p. 329 U. S. 211.



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