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United States v. William
Citation:491 Fed. Appx. 821 (9th Cir. 2012)
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Defendant picked up letters shortly after they were dropped in postal boxes, but intended to return them before pickup. The judge instructed the jury that the defendant stole the letters if it was proven that he deprived the owner temporarily or permanently of the letter’s use and benefit. Also, that they jury could infer that the defendant stole the better if it was properly addressed and recently mailed but never received by the addressee and found in his possession. Defendant was convicted of mail theft and possession of stolen mail.
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