United States v. Trinidad Coal & Coking Co.
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137 U.S. 160 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Trinidad Coal & Coking Co., 137 U.S. 160 (1890)
United States v. Trinidad Coal and Coking Company
Argued October 29-30, 1890
Decided November 17, 1890
137 U.S. 160
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Officers, stockholders and employs of a private corporation formed a scheme whereby they made entries in their individual names, but really for the benefit of such corporation, of vacant coal lands of the United States. The scheme was carried out and patents were issued to such individuals, who immediately conveyed the legal title to the corporation, which bore all the expenses and cost of obtaining the lands, and some of the members of which had previously taken the benefit of the statute relating to the disposal of the public coal lands
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