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Schaffer v. United States
Citation:362 U.S. 511, 80 S.Ct. 945, 1 L.Ed.2d 921 (1960)
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The Schaffers and Stracuzzas (defendants) were charged with transportation of interstate commerce of stolen goods exceeding $5,000. The indictment contained three substantive counts and a fourth count of conspiracy to commit the substantive offenses. The defendants were tried in a single trial and at the close of the government’s case, the defendants moved for acquittal. The trial court dismissed the conspiracy charge for failure of proof but maintained a joint trial for the substantive counts.
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