U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Young, 232 U.S. 155 (1914)
United States v. Young
Submitted January 8, 1914
Decided January 26, 1914
232 U.S. 155
Under § 5480, Rev.Stat., it was necessary to charge not only that a scheme to defraud was devised but that it was intended to be effected by opening or intending to open correspondence with some other person by means of the post office; under § 215 of the Criminal Code it is only necessary to charge that the scheme be devised or intended to be devised and a letter placed in the post office for the purpose of executing the scheme or attempting to do so.
The facts, which involve the construction of § 215 of the Criminal Code, are stated in the opinion.