U.S. v. Schultz, 02-1357
The fact that the stolen property?s rightful owner is foreign has no impact on prosecution under the United State?s National Stolen Property Act (?NSPA?), 18 U.S.C. sec. 2315; the NSPA applies even where the person from whom the property was stolen may not have been the true owner of the property, and the validity of the victim?s title in the property can be irrelevant.
- Argued 03/10/2003
- Decided 06/25/2003
- Published 06/25/2003
MESKILL, Circuit Judge., Before: MESKILL, CARDAMONE and CABRANES, Circuit Judges.
United States Second Circuit
Paul Shechtman, New York City (Kathryn A. Meyers, Stillman & Friedman, New York City, of counsel), for Appellant.
Marcia R. Isaacson, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, New York City (James B. Comey, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Gary Stein, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, New York City, of counsel), for Appellee.