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UNITED STATES V. LAUDANI, 320 U. S. 543 (1944)

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United States v. Laudani, 320 U.S. 543 (1944)

United States v. Laudani

No. 71

Argued December 16, 1943

Decided January 3, 1944

320 U.S. 543


The Kickback Act of June 13, 1934, which provides that "whoever" shall induce any person employed on any federally financed work

"to give up any part of the compensation to which he is entitled under his contract of employment, by force, intimidation, threat of procuring dismissal from such employment, or by any other manner whatsoever,"

shall be subject to the penalty therein prescribed, held applicable to a company foreman who had authority to hire and discharge subordinates whom he, on his own behalf and for his own benefit, compelled to surrender a portion of their wages. P. 320 U. S. 547.

134 F.2d 847 reversed.

Certiorari, post, p. 720, to review the reversal of a conviction of violation of the federal Kickback Act.

Page 320 U. S. 544

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