Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Ralph M. Russell argued the cause for petitioner in No. 186; Mr. John G. Madden argued the cause for petitioner in No. 183; and Messrs. James E. Burke and James P. Aylward were with them on the brief for petitioners in Nos. 183 and 186. Mr. James E. Carroll submitted for petitioner in No. 187.
Messrs. William S. Hogsett and Herbert W. Wechsler argued the cause, and Solicitor General Fahy and Mr. Richard K. Phelps were with Mr. Hogsett on the brief, for the United States.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.
Petitioners, together with one Street, now deceased, conceived and executed a nefarious scheme in fraud of the federal District Court and in corruption of the administration of justice. The short of it was that petitioners by fraud and deceit and through misrepresentations by attorneys induced the court to issue decrees effectuating a corrupt settlement of litigation. It happened this way:
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