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United States v. O’Higgins

United States v. O'Higgins, 55 F. Supp. 2d 172 (S.D.N.Y. 1998) (denying motion to dismiss), guilty plea and sentencing judgment entered, No. 98 Cr. 358 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 22, 1999).

Helard J. Gonzales O’Higgins, an employee of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, stole several manuscripts and letters from the Music Division and sold them to a bookstore. When O’Higgins moved to dismiss criminal charges on the grounds that the statute he was charged with violating was unconstitutional as applied, the court . . . .

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