No. 131.

273 U.S. 333 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 21, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E.J. Smyer for the appellants.

Mr. Gardner P. Lloyd, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, with whom Solicitor General Mitchell was on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.

This action was brought to recover upon the official bond of Smyer, who was postmaster at Birmingham, Alabama, the amount of moneys embezzled by one Smith, Assistant Superintendent of Mails at that office. The moneys came into Smith's hands as collections made by him upon numerous C.O.D. parcels or collected upon such parcels by letter carriers and turned over to him. The condition of the bond is that the...

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