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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
People v. Rife
Citation:382 Ill. 588, 48 N.E.2d 367.
The plaintiff in error, Noah D. Rife, operated a junk yard. He received multiple warnings to be on the lookout for stolen brass and to report anything suspicious to the sheriff. Rife failed to report when a boy offered him a large amount of such brass with no explanation other than that he had found it and had not stolen it. Rife was charged with multiple counts of receiving, buying, and aiding in concealing the brass. He claimed that he did not know it was stolen, but he was found guilty by a jury.
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