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United States v. Lieberman-Koren Corp.

April 18, 1957

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
LIEBERMAN-KOREN CORPORATION AND SYLVIA KAPNER, DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.



Before CLARK, Chief Judge, LUMBARD, Circuit Judge, and LEIBELL, District Judge.

Lieberman-Koren Corp. and Sylvia Kapner appeal from their conviction on three counts of violating 29 U.S.C. §§ 207, 215(a)(2), and 216(a) in failing to pay overtime wages required by law, making false records, and shipping in interstate commerce goods so made in violation of law. Affirmed.

Per Curiam: There was adequate evidence, presented by the employees themselves, that they had worked overtime for the defendant corporation - which the individual defendant was the sole office employee and bookkeeper - and that they had not been paid the overtime wages required by law. Testimony from them was obviously necessary and appropriate, since the defendants controlled the corporate books. Denial of the defendants' motion for a bill of particulars was quite proper, particularly in view of the extensive details supplied defendants by the United States Attorney. There was no error in the admission of testimony, including a defense witness' prior statement, with a portion shown to have been deleted, as it had been because of defense objections. The trial conduct of the prosecuting attorney was unexceptionable and the judge's charge fair and adequate. The appeal is quite without merit.

Affirmed.

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