United States of America, Appellee, v. James Henry Tucker, Appellant, 337 F.2d 287 (4th Cir. 1964)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 337 F.2d 287 (4th Cir. 1964) Argued September 29, 1964
Decided October 1, 1964

Andrew S. Fine, Norfolk, Va. (courtassigned counsel), for appellant.

William T. Mason, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty. (C. V. Spratley, Jr., U. S. Atty., on brief), for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, BOREMAN and BRYAN, Circuit Judges.


In this direct appeal from his conviction for theft from the mails, the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the finding that the theft was from the mail. The strong circumstantial evidence that it was, coupled with the defendant's own admission, to which an accomplice testified, furnished ample support for the verdict, however, and requires affirmance of the conviction.