No. 80-2116.

458 U.S. 279 (1982)


Supreme Court of the United States.

Decided June 29, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nickolas P. Chilivis argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Richard G. Wilkins argued the cause pro hac vice for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Jensen, Deputy Solicitor General Shapiro, William C. Bryson, Douglas S. Wood, and Janis H. Kockritz.

JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

In this case we must decide whether the deposit of a "bad check" in a federally insured bank is proscribed by 18 U. S. C. § 1014.


In 1975, petitioner William Archie Williams purchased a controlling interest in the Pelican State Bank in Pelican, La., and appointed himself president. The bank's deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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