No. 378.

231 U.S. 701 (1914)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 5, 1914.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Denison for the United States.

Mr. Roy D. Keehn for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the court.

This is an indictment under § 215 of the Criminal Code of March 4, 1909, c. 321, 35 Stat. 1130, for placing a letter in the post-office for delivery by the post-office establishment for the purpose of executing a scheme to defraud. The scheme alleged was to send out puzzle pictures, advertising as a prize for the neatest correct answer a credit order for $350 on a certain piano, one for $300 for the next...

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