United States v. Weitzel,
246 U.S. 533 (1918)

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United States v. Weitzel, 246 U.S. 533 (1918)

United States v. Weitzel

No. 567

Argued March 7, 1918

Decided April 15, 1918

246 U.S. 533


Section 5209, R.S., punishing embezzlements and false entries by any "president, director, cashier, teller, clerk, or agent" of a national bank, does not apply to a receiver of such a bank, appointed by the Comptroller of the Currency under R.S., § 5234; he is an officer of the United States, and not an agent of the bank.

Statutes creating and defining crimes are not to be extended by intendment upon the ground that they should have been made more comprehensive.


The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 246 U. S. 540

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