United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Floyd Denton Ward, Defendant-appellant, 443 F.2d 1365 (9th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 443 F.2d 1365 (9th Cir. 1971) July 21, 1971

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; E. Avery Crary, Judge.

Bernard G. Winsberg, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant.

Robert L. Meyer, U. S. Atty., David R. Nissen, Chief Crim. Div., Michael J. Lightfoot, Asst. U. S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before MERRILL, HUFSTEDLER and TRASK, Circuit Judges.


The appellant appeals his conviction on two counts of knowingly passing counterfeit obligations of the United States. 18 U.S.C. § 472. He argues that the Government's evidence was not sufficient to prove that he passed the three bogus ten dollar bills with knowledge that they were counterfeit. Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the Government, as we are required to do, we cannot say that evidence presented and inferences therefrom are not substantial, so as to overturn the guilty verdict of the jury. United States v. Nelson, 419 F.2d 1237 (9th Cir. 1969); Ruiz v. United States, 374 F.2d 619 (5th Cir. 1967).