United States of America v. Murray Friedlander, Appellant, 417 F.2d 636 (3d Cir. 1969)

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US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - 417 F.2d 636 (3d Cir. 1969) Argued October 23, 1969
Decided November 19, 1969

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; John W. Delehant, Judge.

H. David Rothman, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alvin D. Capozzi, Pittsburgh, Pa., on the brief), for appellant.

John H. Bingler, Asst. U. S. Atty., Pittsburgh, Pa. (Richard L. Thornburgh, U. S. Atty., Pittsburgh, Pa., on the brief), for appellee.

Before KALODNER, STALEY and FREEDMAN, Circuit Judges.



Appellant Murray Friedlander was convicted on two counts of violating 18 U.S.C. § 659, possession of goods stolen from interstate commerce. Count one involved possession of approximately twelve tons of copper wire and a quantity of electrical insulators which had been unlawfully removed from a truck en route from Warren, Ohio, to Rochester, New York. The second count involved possession of television sets, radios, and high fidelity consoles similarly taken from interstate commerce. Appellant was sentenced to four years on each count, sentences to run concurrently.

We have carefully considered each of the contentions of the appellant, and we find that they are totally without merit.

The judgment of the district court will be affirmed.