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Chaplin v. United States

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
81 U.S. App. D.C. 80 (1946)


Facts

Sydney Chaplin and his wife Dorothy Chaplin (defendants) were in the liquor business, and they told Violette McMullen about this business. The Chaplins told McMullen that if she would advance a certain sum of money to them, they would use the money to purchase state liquor stamps for the business and then repay the advanced money to McMullen. The Chaplins had no intention of actually using McMullen’s money to purchase liquor stamps or of ever returning the advanced money to her. McMullen gave the Chaplins hundreds of dollars over a period of time. The Chaplins purchased less than $40 worth of liquor stamps with the money, and never repaid any of the money to McMullen. The Chaplins were charged and convicted of obtaining money under false pretenses, and appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Clark, J.)

Dissent (Edgerton, J.)

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