United States v. Drake
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
932 F.2d 861 (10th Cir. 1991)
Drake (defendant) was charged with fraud due to his seeking a loan and allegedly concealing a third party’s security interest on the collateral. He defended himself on the grounds that he had no education in business management, but rather was a psychology major. His claim was that he therefore had no experience in applying for loans and the responsibilities that go with it. At trial, he took the stand and testified that he had a B.A. degree in psychology, but upon further questioning by the prosecution, admitted that he did not have an actual degree, but had completed the necessary hours for the psychology major. The prosecution then continued to ask Drake about his education. Drake had stated that he had credits transferred from one university to another. The prosecution inquired about the records of that first school, asking why the records did not reflect any such transfer of credits and actually stated that Drake was dismissed from the school for falsifying facts in a disciplinary investigation. Drake objected to this line of questioning. The trial court allowed the questioning and convicted Drake. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Anderson, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.