No. 83-6061.

469 U.S. 70 (1984)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 10, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles G. White argued the cause pro hac vice for petitioners. With him on the briefs was Theodore J. Sakowitz.

Jerrold J. Ganzfried argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Trott, Deputy Solicitor General Frey, and John F. De Pue.

JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners assaulted an undercover United States Secret Service agent with a loaded pistol, in an attempt to rob him of $1,800 of Government "flash money" that the agent was using to buy counterfeit currency from them. They were convicted of violating 18 U. S. C. § 2114, which proscribes the assault and robbery of any custodian of "mail matter or of any money or other property of the United States." The United...

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