United States of America v. James Howard Wentz, 309 F.2d 849 (3d Cir. 1962)Annotate this Case
Argued October 29, 1962
Decided November 20, 1962
Pearse O'Connor, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellant.
Gustave Diamond, Asst. U. S. Atty., Pittsburgh, Pa. (Joseph S. Ammerman, U. S. Atty., Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa., on the brief), for appellee.
Before STALEY, HASTIE and SMITH, Circuit Judges.
This appeal is from a judgment of conviction on the second and fourth counts of an indictment which charged the appellant with violations of Section 472 of Title 18 U.S.C., to wit, the passing of counterfeited obligations of the United States with intent to defraud. The appellant here argues, as he did in the court below in support of a motion for acquittal, that the evidence was insufficient to support the allegation that the obligations were counterfeit. We have reviewed the record and find that the argument is clearly without merit; the spuriousness of the obligations was amply established by competent evidence.
The judgment of the court will be affirmed.