True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908 - 348페이지

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189 페이지 - Some must be great. Great offices will have Great talents. And God gives to every man The virtue, temper, understanding, taste, That lifts him into life, and lets him fall Just in the niche he was ordained to fill.
209 페이지 - Tunnygate, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace of the People of the State of New York and their dignity.
280 페이지 - Who could accomplish that in which the law was powerless? — Hummel. Who could drive to the uttermost ends of the earth persons against whom not a shadow of suspicion had previously rested? — Hummel. Who dictated to the chiefs of police of foreign cities what they should or should not do in certain cases ; and who could, at the beckoning of his little finger, summon to his dungeon-like offices in the New York Life Building, whither his firm had removed from Centre Street, the most prominent of...
114 페이지 - ... standing before them, the Appellate Division in the next case felt obliged to follow them and to rule tantamount to saying that two wrongs could make a right and two knaves one honest man. It may seem a trifle unfair to put it in just this way, but when one realizes the iniquity of such a doctrine as applied to criminal cases, it is hard to speak softly.
117 페이지 - Neither the law or public policy designs the protection of rogues in their dealings with each other, or to insure fair dealing and truthfulness as between each other in their dishonest practices. The design of the law is to protect those who, for some honest purpose, are induced upon false and fraudulent representations to give credit or part with their property to another, and not to protect those who for unworthy or illegal purposes part with their goods.
113 페이지 - ... common law, within the authorities cited. But the same rule declared by the court of appeals in the false pretense case seems equally applicable to a larceny case ; that is to say, if the prosecutor believed that the money was counterfeit he had no right to accept it or have it in his possession. We very much regret being compelled to reverse this conviction. Even if the prosecutor intended to deal in counterfeit money, it is no reason why the appellant should go unwhipped of justice. We venture...
113 페이지 - We very much regret being compelled to reverse this conviction. Even if the prosecutor intended to deal in counterfeit money, it is no reason why the appellant should go unwhipped of justice. We venture to suggest that it might be wise for the legislature to alter the rule laid down in McCord v. The People, supra. It is true that there is now in the Penal Code a provision for the punishment of these " green goods " offenders, but prosecution under it seems to be difficult, the only reported case...
134 페이지 - Important.' We have inside information of a big transaction to begin Saturday or Monday morning. Big Profits. Remit at once so as to receive the profits. WILLIAM F. MILLER, "Franklin Syndicate." This employee took to the telegraph office a list of the names of 10,000 persons to whom the telegram was to be sent at the expense of the receivers. The defendant deposited $300 to pay for imcollected messages, and the message was actually sent to 1,483 persons.
11 페이지 - I have been able to observe, making money is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is to turn out an honest product, something that the public needs.
136 페이지 - Accordingly the two, the lawyer and the client, went to the office of Wells, Fargo & Co. , Ammon obligingly carrying the satchel containing the thirty thousand five hundred dollars. Here Ammon deposited the contents to his own account, as well as the certificate of deposit for one hundred thousand dollars previously mentioned, and a check for ten thousand dollars, representing the balance of Miller's loot. In addition to this he received an order for forty thousand dollars United States government...

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