United States v. Hall - 98 U.S. 343 (1878)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Hall, 98 U.S. 343 (1878)
United States v. Hall
98 U.S. 343
Congress has, under the Constitution, power to declare that the embezzlement or fraudulent conversion to his own use by a guardian of the money which he, on behalf of his wards, has received from the government as a pension due to them is an offense against the United States, and to vest the proper circuit court with jurisdiction to try and punish him therefor.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.