United States v. Fruit Growers Express Co.,
279 U.S. 363 (1929)

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United States v. Fruit Growers Express Co., 279 U.S. 363 (1929)

United States v. Fruit Growers Express Company

No. 305

Argued December 3, 1928

Decided May 13, 1929

279 U.S. 363


The defendant, a corporation performing the service of icing refrigerator cars under contract with a railroad company, made out and delivered to.the railroad company false reports concerning the quantity of ice used, which reports were kept by the railroad company as required under the Interstate Commerce Act, and were made the basis of icing charges rendered by it in its bills to shippers. The railroad company was innocent. Held that the defendant was not punishable under § 20(7) of the Interstate Commerce Act as a person who willfully makes a false entry in a record kept by a carrier. P. 279 U. S. 368.


Appeal under the Criminal Appeals Act from a judgment of the district court quashing an indictment.

Page 279 U. S. 365

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