State v. W. W. Willis

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. W. W. Willis
Case Date: 
1914
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Trust

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
14
Notes / Description: 

Willis accepted a deposit of $1537.39 from Charles F. Eager. At that time, Willis knew that the Knoxville Banking & Trust Company was insolvent. The argument is based on the interpretations of the Bank Law of 1911 and the Constitution. This law states that it is a felony to accept a deposit, as an officer of a financial institution, known to be insolvent.