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Murdock Acceptance Corp. v. United States, 350 U.S. 488 (1956)

Murdock Acceptance Corp. v. United States

No. 56

Argued February 27, 1956

Decided March 26, 1956

350 U.S. 488


1. Under 18 U.S.C. § 3617, providing conditions to the remission of forfeitures under liquor laws, the substance of the reply which petitioner finance company received from the Internal Revenue

Service regarding the automobile purchaser's reputation as a liquor law violator satisfied that requirement of the statute, though the reply disclaimed knowledge of the purchaser's reputation among state and local officers. Pp. 488-490.

2. Whatever may be the extent of the District Court's discretionary power to deny remission of forfeiture under 18 U.S.C. § 3617, there was no occasion for its exercise in the circumstances of this case. Pp. 350 U. S. 490-491.

218 F.2d 702 reversed and remanded.

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