CORE CRIMINAL LAW SUBJECTS: Crimes: Article 134 -- Mail-Taking, Opening, Secreting, Destroying, or Stealing

Mail matter:
United States v. Fox, 50 MJ 444 (theft of mail matter under Article 134, UCMJ, as delineated by the President, applies from the point that an item is deposited in a postal system until it is delivered to or received by the addressee; once deposited in the mail, the matter does not lose its character as mail matter until delivered to or received by the addressee, even if the mail is misaddressed and delivered to other than the addressee).

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