United States v. Young, 232 U.S. 155 (1914)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Young, 232 U.S. 155 (1914)
United States v. Young
Submitted January 8, 1914
Decided January 26, 1914
232 U.S. 155
Under § 5480, Rev.Stat., it was necessary to charge not only that a scheme to defraud was devised but that it was intended to be effected by opening or intending to open correspondence with some other person by means of the post office; under § 215 of the Criminal Code it is only necessary to charge that the scheme be devised or intended to be devised and a letter placed in the post office for the purpose of executing the scheme or attempting to do so.
The facts, which involve the construction of § 215 of the Criminal Code, are stated in the opinion.