United States v. Cook
384 U.S. 257

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Cook, 384 U.S. 257 (1966)

United States v. Cook

No. 256

Argued April 19, 1966

Decided May 2., 1966

384 U.S. 257

Syllabus

18 U.S. C. § 660, prohibiting embezzlements by employees of "any firm, association, or corporation engaged in commerce as a common carrier," in view of its legislative history, the broad meaning of term "firm," and lack of reason to exclude from its protection the large number of common carriers operated as individual proprietorships, held to apply to employees of such common carriers. Pp. 384 U. S. 257-263.

Reversed.

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