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United States v. Mastros

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS THIRD CIRCUIT


decided: July 3, 1958.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
GEORGE MASTROS, APPELLANT.

Before KALODNER, STALEY and HASTIE, Circuit Judges.

Per Curiam.

The appellant was convicted of filing a false claim against the Army in violation of Section 287 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

After a careful study of the record, we are convinced, contrary to appellant's contention, that there was ample evidence upon which the jury could base its verdict.

The claim, which was prepared in the form of a settlement proposal, clearly sought the collection of money from the United States Treasury. It is thus a "claim upon or against the United States" within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. ยง 287. See United States v. Cohn, 1926, 270 U.S. 339, 46 S. Ct. 251, 70 L. Ed. 616; cf. United States v. McNinch, 1958, 356 U.S. 595, 78 S. Ct. 950, 2 L. Ed. 2d 1001.

The judgment of the district court will be affirmed.

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