Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
Kotteakos v. United States
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Defendants were charged with conspiracy. The conspiracy involved Defendants and others who sought to induce various financial institutions to grant them credit. The credit was then presented to the Federal Housing Administration for insurance upon applications containing false and fraudulent information. Defendants were convicted of conspiracy, but the Government by proving this single conspiracy demonstrated the existence of several others, all executed through one common individual. The Trial Court convicted Defendants of one count of conspiracy; the Appellate Court affirmed, and Defendants timely appealed.
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