United States v. Baker
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
693 F.2d 183 (D.C. Cir. 1982)
Baker (defendant) was charged with fraudulently selling treasury checks to an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent. The Secret Service had each of the checks’ intended payees fill out a Form 1133, a form that the Treasury Department (Treasury) sends to payees that the Treasury believes may not have received their checks. Each of the intended payees filled out and returned a Form 1133 stating that they did not receive their checks. The trial court allowed the prosecution to introduce into evidence the Forms 1133. The trial court determined that the forms were records of regularly conducted business activity. The trial court found Baker guilty. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tamm, J.)
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