United States v. Green

745 F.2d 1205 (1984)

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United States v. Green

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
745 F.2d 1205 (1984)

  • Written by Sharon Feldman, JD

Facts

John Green (defendant) was the quality assurance director of Con-Chem, Inc., a chemical coatings manufacturer. Con-Chem sought to contract with a power company to provide coatings for an area of a nuclear power plant that housed the plant’s reactor and cooling system. To qualify for use in that area, coatings had to pass safety-related tests required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Con-Chem began a testing program of its coatings. When it appeared that Con-Chem’s coatings would not qualify, Green falsified the test report and sent it to the power company. He also sent photographs that purported to be testing samples but were actually samples that had not been tested. Green was indicted and convicted for filing a false statement in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001. On appeal, he argued that the district court abused its discretion in refusing to instruct the jury on jurisdictional knowledge.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Skopil, J.)

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