Richbourg Motor Co. v. United States,
281 U.S. 528 (1930)

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Richbourg Motor Co. v. United States, 281 U.S. 528 (1930)

Richbourg Motor Co. v. United States

Nos. 452 and 569

Argued April 25, 1930

Decided May 19, 1930

281 U.S. 528


Where a person, discovered in the act of transporting liquor unlawfully, has been arrested and the transporting vehicle seized under § 26 of the National Prohibition Act, proceedings to forfeit the vehicle must be taken under that section, which protects innocent lienors, and will not lie under Rev.Stats. § 3450. P. 281 U. S. 532.

34 F.2d 38 and 35 id. 928 reversed.

Certiorari, 280 U.S. 549, and post, p. 707, to review judgments affirming forfeitures of automobiles under Rev.Stats. § 3450. The present petitioners intervened

Page 281 U. S. 529

in the district court to set up their interests in the vehicles as innocent lienors. Their claims were rejected by the courts below as not permissible under the section mentioned.

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