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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Maze
Citation:414 U.S. 395, 94 S.Ct. 645, 38 L.Ed.2d 603 (1974)
Maze (Defendant) was convicted under the federal mail fraud statute for enacting a fraudulent credit card scheme. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction on the grounds that the mail fraud statute was inapplicable to his conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, and Chief Justice Burger authored a dissent, arguing that a broader interpretation of the mail fraud statute was necessary in order to use the statute flexibly to deter fraud.
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