Friday, November 15, 2013

Bell v. United States case brief

Bell v. United States case brief summary
462 U.S. 356 (1983)

Defendant appealed from a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which affirmed defendant's bank robbery, 18 U.S.C.S. § 2113(b), conviction.

In question was whether 18 U.S.C.S. § 2113(b), a provision of the Act, proscribed the crime of obtaining money under false pretenses.


  • In affirming, the Court held that § 2113(b) was not limited to common-law larceny. According to the Court, § 2113(b) proscribed the crime of false pretenses. 
  • The Court noted that evidence clearly showed that defendant took and carried away, with intent to steal or purloin, over $ 10,000 that was in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of a savings and loan institution.

The Court affirmed.

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