Larceny

The People of the State of New York v. Philip S. Saitta, 20 March 1914 (Case 1857)
The People v. Richard H. Lee, 18 April 1911 (Case 1354)
Richard H. Lee, the dockmaster assigned in charge of the docks and wharves in the Seventh District, between 8th Street and 24th Street on the East River, is indicted on two charges, first, of appropriating to his own use money received by him as a public officer; and second, of grand larceny committed by the defendants as agent, bailor, or trustee. Nathaniel Neely, a lumber dealer, testifies that he paid the Docks Department $37 in February 1909 for wharfage for the schooner Nellie V. Craig. Neely says that his record books indicate that payment was made; but, on cross-examination, he is not able to swear that he made the payment to the defendant. The prosecution calls witnesses to identify the signature of the defendant; but none of the witnesses can positively identify the signature beyond doubt. The assistant district attorney, Oswald Jacoby, therefore concedes that the state is unable to prove that certain documents are in the handwriting of the defendant and asks the judge to direct a verdict of acquittal. The jury returns a verdict of not guilty.
The People v. William Lang, 24 January 1907 (Case 623A)
The People of the State of New York v. Genaro Foccari, 13 May 1910 (Case 1163)
The People of the State of New York v. Guiseppe Smealdi, 13 May 1910 (Case 1164)
The People of the State of New York v. Louis E. Julian, 16 May 1910 (Case 1165)
The People of the State of New York v. Michael V. Devine, impleaded with Arthur A. Rohan, 17 May 1910 (Case 1166)
Michael Devine, a merchant tailor, and his partner, Arthur Ronan, are indicted for grand larceny in the second degree. The firm presented a false statement of its financial condition to G. W. Bernstein and Company and, on the basis of that statement, Bernstein & Co. shipped goods worth $439 from Philadelphia to the office of Devine and Ronan in New York. Devine and Ronan subsequently went into bankruptcy and the deceptive character of the financial statement was revealed. One partner, Arthur Ronan, subsequently committed suicide and the second partner, Michael Devine, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny. The judge, after hearing a plea for leniency from the defense, adopted the recommendation of the district-attorney that the defendant serve thirty days in the City Prison.
The People of the State of New York v. Frank J. Buxton, 18 May 1910 (Case 1168)
The People v. Harry Jaresky and Pertz Fefferman, 12 June 1912 (Case 1590)
The People of the State of New York v. Harry Wallace, 25 February 1914 (Case 1845)

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