Decisiones de Puerto Rico Volume 22

Decisiones de Puerto Rico Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...then we should have to conclude also that the introduction of the evidence for the defense had begun within the meaning of section 239 of the Code of Criminal Procedure when, for example, one of its witnesses being obliged to absent himself before the trial, the defense asks for and obtains leave from the court to take his testimony in accordance with law, and the inconsistency of such a conclusions is evident at first sight. G. The appellants finally maintain in their brief that the court erred in weighing the evidence, as it was not sufiicient to sustain a verdict of guilty.. To narrate even in the most abridged form possible the testimony of the eighteen witnesses for the prosecution and the thirteen witnesses for the defense would be to extend this opinion unnecessarily. We deem it sufficient to say that we have examined carefully all the evidence introduced and, in-our opinion, the guilt of defendant Colon is so clear that it does not even admit of argument; and although the evidence is not so strong as regards defendant Ferrer, it cannot be held that it is insufficient to support the judgment rendered againsthim. From all the evidence it appears that Francisco Alsina, managing partner of the firm of F. Alsina & Company of Ponce, and Benigno Colon, attorney in fact of the same firm, formed a conspiracy to defraud two fire insurance companies and for that purpose began by insuring the stock of the firm in the said companies. This done, the evidence tends to show that defendants Colon and Alsina falsified the books of the firm in such a way that an examination would convey the impression 'that the value of the stock corresponded to the amount for which the merchandise was insured, which is contrary to the facts, for the stock...
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968700
  • 9781236968708