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United States v. Hedman

630 F.2d 1184 (1980)

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United States v. Hedman

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

630 F.2d 1184 (1980)

Facts

John Hedman was one of the building inspectors (the inspectors) (defendants) for the city. The inspectors were charged with crimes relating to bribes received from Danley Lumber Company in exchange for ignoring numerous building-code violations. Harry Weitzman was the employee in charge of making the $25 payoffs to inspectors whenever a project with a building-code violation arose. At trial, the government (plaintiff) sought to introduce Weitzman’s diary that contained entries of the names of the inspectors paid, along with the amounts, dates, and locations of payment. Weitzman kept the diary for himself and was not required by Danley to keep such entries. Over the defense’s objection, the diary was admitted, and the inspectors were convicted. On appeal, the defense renewed its objection to the admission of the diary.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Bauer, J.)

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