No. 72.

350 U.S. 359 (1956)

76 S.Ct. 406

100 L.Ed. 397


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1956.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Osmond K. Fraenkel and Morris Shilensky argued the cause for petitioner. With them on the brief were Joseph Leary Delaney and George Wolf.

Marvin E. Frankel argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Sobeloff, Assistant Attorney General Holland and Joseph M. Howard.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

We granted certiorari in this case to consider a single question: "May a defendant be required to stand trial and a conviction be sustained where only hearsay evidence was presented to the grand jury which indicated him?" 350 U.S. 819.

Petitioner, Frank Costello, was indicated for wilfully attempting to evade payment of income taxes due the United States for the...

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