United States v. P. Koenig Coal Co.,
270 U.S. 512 (1926)

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United States v. P. Koenig Coal Co., 270 U.S. 512 (1926)

United States v. P. Koenig Coal Company

No. 216

Argued March 16, 17, 1926

Decided April 12, 1926

270 U.S. 512


1. Under § 1 of the Elkins Act, making it a misdemeanor for a shipper knowingly to accept or receive any concession or discrimination in respect of transportation whereby property shall be transported at less than the published rate "or whereby any other advantage is given or discrimination practiced," a shipper who obtains coal cars and transportation in violation of an emergency priority order of the Interstate Commerce Commission through practice of deceit upon the carrier with respect to the use to which the coal is destined is guilty of the offense. P. 270 U. S. 517.

2. Guilty knowledge and collusion on the part of the carrier is not an essential to the guilt of the shipper. Id.

1 F.2d 738 reversed.

Error to a judgment of the district court which sustained a demurrer to an indictment charging a shipper with fraudulently obtaining concessions and discriminations from a carrier in coal shipments.

Page 270 U. S. 514

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