United States v. Shirey - 359 U.S. 255 (1959)


U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Shirey, 359 U.S. 255 (1959)

United States v. Shirey

No. 72

Argued January 19, 1959

Decided April 20, 1959

359 U.S. 255

APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

Alleging that he had offered to a Congressman to donate $1,000 a year to the Republican Party if the Congressman would use his influence to procure for him a certain postmastership, an information was filed in a Federal District Court charging appellee with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 214, which provides that,

"Whoever . . . offers or promises any money or thing of value, to any person, firm or corporation in consideration of the use or promise to use any influence to procure any appointive office or place under the United States for any person"

shall be fined or imprisoned, or both.



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