Dobbins' Distillery v. United States - 96 U.S. 395 (1877)
U.S. Supreme Court
Dobbins' Distillery v. United States, 96 U.S. 395 (1877)
Dobbins' Distillery v. United States
96 U.S. 395
1. Where the owner of a distillery and other property connected therewith leased them for the purpose of distilling, the acts or omissions of the lessee in carrying on the business of distilling while he was in possession, and with intent to defraud the revenue, although they are unknown to the owner, subject the distillery and such other property to forfeiture to the United Status.
2. The declarations of the lessee, voluntarily made subsequent to his arrest, are competent evidence against the owner to show the fraudulent intent of the lessee, as are also books, letters, memoranda, and bills of lading found on the premises in a room occupied by the latter.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.