Receiver of stolen goods

RECEIVER OF STOLEN GOODS, crim. law. By statutory provision the receiver of stolen goods knowing them to have been stolen may be punished as the principal in perhaps all the United States.
     2. To make this offence complete, the goods received must have been stolen, and the receiver must know that fact.
     3. It is almost always difficult to prove guilty knowledge; and that must in general be collected from circumstances. If such circumstances are proved which to a person of common understanding and prudence and situated as the prisoner was, must have satisfied him that they were stolen, this is sufficient. For example, the receipt of watches, jewelry, large quantities of money, bundles of clothes of various kinds, or personal property of any sort, to a considerable value, from boys or persons destitute of property, and without any lawful means of acquiring them and specially if bought at untimely hours, the mind can arrive at no other conclusion than that they were stolen. This is further confirmed if they have been bought at an undervalue, concealed, the marks defaced, and falsehood resorted to in accounting for the possession of them. Alison's Cr. Law, 330; 2 Russ. Cr. 253; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 951; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. h.t.; 1 Wheel. C. C. 202.
     4. At common law receiving, stolen goods, knowing them to have been stolen, is a misdemeanor. 2 Russ. Cr. 253.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Number Nine' turned out to be (ostensibly) a shop for the sale of rags and old iron; and 'Dandie' was suspected of trading now and then, additionally, as a receiver of stolen goods. Thanks to the influence of his companion, backed by a bank-note (which can be repaid, by the way, out of the fund for the American expenses), my clerk succeeded is making the fellow speak.
The further you hide it the quicker you will find it, and if anything turns up, if I hear any rumours, I'll take it to the police.' Of course, that's all taradiddle; he lies like a horse, for I know this Dushkin, he is a pawnbroker and a receiver of stolen goods, and he did not cheat Nikolay out of a thirty-rouble trinket in order to give it to the police.
He had been convicted as a receiver of stolen goods, but even after his long imprisonment, denied his guilt, and said he had been hardly dealt by.
Where this power, or whatever else it may be, descends upon the shoulders of a man whose ways are not straight, he becomes a nuisance to the neighbourhood--a receiver of stolen goods, giver of love-potions, and deceiver of silly women--the avowed enemy of law and order, of justices of the peace, head-boroughs, and gamekeepers,--such a man, in fact, as was recently caught tripping, and deservedly dealt with by the Leeds justices, for seducing a girl who had come to him to get back a faithless lover, and has been convicted of bigamy since then.
It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
The spokesperson said that the suspect in Benue said he also sold the vehicle to another notorious receiver of stolen goods based in Ogoja for N250, 000.
(3) Article 927, Civil Code of Quebec, by which "no thief, receiver of stolen goods or defrauder may invoke the effects of possession".
"Just as without the receiver of stolen goods there would be far fewer thieves, so the deposit of funds stolen abroad in property and in other forms in London facilitates crime abroad," he added.
Dr Samuel Johnson would participate in these verbal gymnastics and on one occasion when on the receiving end of some vulgar raillery vigorously replied: "Sir, your wife, under pretence of keeping a bawdy - house, is a receiver of stolen goods".
MPs investigating bankers' conduct can be likened to a receiver of stolen goods sitting in judgment on the thief that stole them.
It comes after the council announced plans to knock down a string of other eyesore buildings in the area, including a notorious shop that once bore a vandalised sign that made it claim to be Rhyl's "biggest receiver of stolen goods."
"We expect the German government not to purchase the data and as such act as a receiver of stolen goods," said the SBA in a tersely worded statement.

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