United States v. Mooney
This was an action at law brought in the circuit court to recover of the defendant $20,000, the value of certain merchandise imported by him, which it was alleged he had forfeited to the United States, because he had knowingly, and with intent to defraud the revenue, made an entry of the same by means of false and fraudulent invoices. The defendant moved the court to dismiss the suit for want of jurisdiction to entertain it. The court sustained the motion, and the plaintiffs brought this writ of error.
Sol. Gen. Goode, for the United States.
Chas. Levi Woodbury, for defendant in error, John H. Mooney.