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Durland v. United States
Citation:161 U.S. 306 (1896)
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Durland (defendant) ran a group investment plan called the Provident Bond & Investment Company. In doing so, he would induce individuals into investing small amounts of money with the promise that they would receive large returns. In reality, Durland appropriated the money for his own use and did intend for any of the investments to mature. He was indicted for federal mail fraud for mailing out a brochure on his business.
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