UNITED STATES v. MOLT

Crim. No. 77-336.

452 F.Supp. 1200 (1978)

UNITED STATES of America v. Henry A. MOLT and Robert A. Udell et al.

United States District Court, E. D. Pennsylvania.

June 1, 1978.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas E. Mellon, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Philadelphia, Pa., for plaintiff.

Edward F. Kane, Norristown, Pa., for defendant Molt.

Malvin L. Skaroff, Philadelphia, Pa., for defendant Udell.


OPINION AND ORDER

FOGEL, District Judge.

On August 4, 1977, the Grand Jury returned a thirty count indictment charging defendants with numerous statutory violations arising from an alleged conspiracy to smuggle snakes and sundry other reptiles into this country.1 Defendants pleaded not guilty to all counts and have moved to dismiss the indictment on the ground that the Lacey Act, 18 U.S.C. § 43, is unconstitutional.

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