WESTFALL v. UNITED STATES

No. 766.

274 U.S. 256 (1927)

WESTFALL v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 16, 1927.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. D.S. Face, with whom Mr. Harry D. Jewell was on the brief, for Westfall.

Solicitor General Mitchell, with whom Assistant Attorney General Luhring, Mr. Harry S. Ridgely, Attorney in the Department of Justice, and Mr. Walter Wyatt, General Counsel, Federal Reserve Board, were on the brief, for the United States.


MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.

Westfall was convicted under two indictments, the first of which charged him with aiding and procuring the branch manager of a State bank which was a member of the Federal Reserve System to misapply the funds of the bank. The second indictment charged a conspiracy to misapply the funds of the bank between the same and other parties. Both were based upon the issuing a fraudulent certificate of deposit for ten thousand...

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