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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Schmuck v. United States
Citation:489 U.S. 705, 109 S.Ct. 1443, 103 L.Ed.2d 734 (1989)
Schmuck (Defendant) was indicted in Wisconsin district court on 12 counts of mail fraud. The government (Prosecution) alleged that Schmuck purchased used cars, rolled back their odometers, and then sold the automobiles to Wisconsin retail dealers for prices artificially inflated because of the low mileage readings. The dealers who purchased the cars from Schmuck then submitted a title-application form to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The submission of the title-application supplied the mailing elements of each of the alleged mail frauds.
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