431 F2d 1208 United States v. Keller

431 F.2d 1208

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Gene Ward KELLER, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 25578.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

August 21, 1970.

Rehearing Denied September 10, 1970.

Eugene R. Nielson (argued), Ronald G. Neubauer, Seattle, Wash., for defendant-appellant.

Jerald Olson (argued), Asst. U. S. Atty., Stan Pitkin, U. S. Atty., Seattle, Wash., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before MERRILL and CARTER, Circuit Judges, and THOMPSON, District Judge.*


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Appellant has been convicted, following trial to the court without a jury, of intercepting telephone communications by way of wire tap and of divulging the contents of such intercepted communications in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 605.


The record contains ample evidence to support the trial court's finding that the wire tap was not authorized by the sender and that the appellant acted knowingly and wilfully.


Judgment affirmed.



Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, sitting by designation