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Criminal Law Keyed to Kaplan
United States v. Moore
Citation:612 F.3d 698 (2010)
The United States Postal Service intercepted a package containing cocaine that was addressed to a Karen White. Believing that Karen White was a ficitious person, the local police obtained a warrant to replace the cocaine with flour, place a tracking device inside the box, and monitor the box’s delivery. A Postal Inspector posing as a letter carrier delivered the package to the indicated address. Marlin Moore (defendant) arrived at the address, stated that he was White’s boyfriend, and said he would sign for the package. Moore signed the name “Kevin Jones.” Moore admitted at trial to using a false name and he was convicted of making a materially false statement.
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