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Huddleston v. United States
Citation:485 U.S. 681 (1988)
Petitioner, Guy Rufus Huddleston, was charged with one count of selling stolen goods in interstate commerce and one count of possessing stolen property in interstate commerce. The two counts were related to two portions of a shipment of stolen Memorex video cassette tapes that petitioner was alleged to have possessed and sold, knowing that they were stolen. The evidence at trial showed that a trailer containing over 32,000 blank Memorex video cassette tapes was stolen from the Overnight Express yard in South Holland, Illinois between April 11 and 15, 1985. On April 17, 1985, petitioner contacted Karen Curry, the manager of the Magic Rent-to-Own in Michigan, seeking her assistance in selling a large number of blank Memorex video cassette tapes. There was no dispute that the tapes which petitioner sold were stolen; the only material issue at trial was whether petitioner knew they were stolen.
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