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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Harris

Pelham, Ga. prison guard discovers that inmates are operating a phone scam, tricking people into giving them prepaid debit card numbers. Casting himself as “Robin Hood,” the guard seizes the numbers. Eleventh Circuit: But you left out the critical part of the Robin Hood mythos in which he returned the money to the commoners. Conviction affirmed. (Bonus: Part of the case turns on the fact that the guard is known to be an “asshole.”)


Tags: 2019, Eleventh Circuit, Extortion, Prison

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