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Fraud:
Bates v. United States

Appealed From: U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
Subject: Criminal Law; Fraud and False Statements

Argued: Oct. 7, 1997

Decided: Nov. 4, 1997
Vote: 9-0
At Issue: Whether the U.S. government, under a higher education loan statute, must prove fraudulent intent by the defendant as an essential part of the crime of knowingly and willfully misapplying federally insured funds.

Decision: In a unanimous decision, the court affirmed the court of appeals' ruling that the government does not have to prove fraudulent intent.

Read the full text of the Bates v. United States decision at the Findlaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

Read the full text of the decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit there as well.

Look at the pertinent higher education provision in the U.S. Code (20 U.S.C . section 1097 (a)) at the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library Web site.

Sources: The Washington Post, Supreme Court, The United States Law Week (a Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. publication)



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