Crapo v. Johnston, 10745.

Decision Date04 December 1944
Docket NumberNo. 10745.,10745.
Citation144 F.2d 863
PartiesCRAPO v. JOHNSTON, Warden.
CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Ninth Circuit

Alton Crapo, in pro. per., for appellant.

Frank J. Hennessy, U. S. Atty., and Joseph Karesh, Asst. U. S. Atty., both of San Francisco, Cal., for appellee.

Before WILBUR, STEPHENS, and HEALY, Circuit Judges.

Writ of Certiorari Denied December 4, 1944. See 65 S.Ct. 267.

WILBUR, Circuit Judge.

The appellant was tried on February 16, 1939, in the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas, First Division, and found guilty on two counts contained in an indictment charging in Count One the possession of an unregistered firearm, December 20, 1936, and in Count Two with having in possession said firearm, towit, a "Remington, sawed-off shot gun, Model Number 16, 11-12 gauge, repeating, Serial No. 130007, the said barrel of said sawed-off shot gun being less than eighteen (18) inches in length," which had been transferred without the payment of $200 tax on said firearm and without the securing of stamps showing the payment of said tax, "as provided by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and in failing to affix said stamps to the order for such firearms as provided by law," etc.

Defendant was convicted and sentenced to three years on Count One and five years on Count Two, said sentences to run consecutively. He was placed on probation on the second count for a period of five years. On August 3, 1942, the probation was revoked and the defendant sentenced to a term of five years; he was transferred to the federal penitentiary at Alcatraz, and petitioned the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Southern Division, for release upon petition for writ of habeas corpus, alleging the foregoing facts.

Appellant claims that the court had no jurisdiction to render the sentence upon the second count or in the alternative that such sentence constituted double jeopardy, being for the same offense alleged in the first count. The sentence on the first count having been served he asked for his discharge. An order to show cause was issued by the District Court and a demurrer was interposed by the respondent which was sustained by the trial court and the petitioner was remanded to the custody of respondent and petitioner appealed.

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  • United States v. Clements
    • United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals — Ninth Circuit
    • December 26, 1972
    ...are not: Fleish v. Johnston (9th Cir. 1944) 145 F.2d 16, cert. denied (1945), 324 U.S. 840, 65 S.Ct. 587, 89 L.Ed. 1402; Crapo v. Johnston (9th Cir. 1944) 144 F.2d 863, cert. denied, 323 U.S. 785, 65 S.Ct. 267, 89 L.Ed. 626, rehearings denied (1945), 323 U.S. 818, 65 S.Ct. 428, 89 L.Ed. 650......
  • Sipes v. United States
    • United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals — Eighth Circuit
    • November 12, 1963
    ...sections of the Act specify separate and distinct offenses. United States v. Hardgrave, 214 F.2d 673 (7 Cir. 1954); Crapo v. Johnston, 144 F.2d 863 (9 Cir.1944), cert. denied 323 U.S. 785, 65 S.Ct. 267, 89 L.Ed. 626; Fleish v. Johnston, 145 F.2d 16 (9 Cir.1944), cert. denied 324 U.S. 840, 6......
  • Barker v. State of Ohio, 15444.
    • United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals — Sixth Circuit
    • March 9, 1964
    ...by a habeas corpus proceeding. Lotz v. Sacks, 292 F.2d 657, 659, C.A.6th; Velazquez v. Sanford, 150 F.2d 491, 493, C.A. 5th; Crapo v. Johnston, 144 F.2d 863, 864, C.A.9th, cert. denied, 323 U.S. 785, 65 S. Ct. 267, 89 L.Ed. 626, rehearings denied, 323 U.S. 818, 65 S.Ct. 428, 89 L.Ed. 650, 3......
  • Barnett v. Gladden
    • United States
    • U.S. District Court — District of Oregon
    • April 8, 1966
    ...proceeding. At least one unsupported statement of the Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit, would indicate otherwise. Crapo v. Johnston, 144 F.2d 863 (9th Cir. 1944), cert. denied 323 U.S. 785, 65 S.Ct. 267, 89 L.Ed. 626, rehearing denied 323 U.S. 818, 65 S.Ct. 428, 89 L.Ed. II. For a defe......
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