US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
United States v. Spalding
Opinion Date: June 26, 2018
Judge: Stephen Andrew Higginson
Areas of Law: Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions and sentences for charges related to his efforts in convincing about a hundred people to lend his companies millions of dollars. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to support the mail and wire fraud counts; there was sufficient evidence to support defendant's conviction for giving false testimony during a bankruptcy court proceeding; the district court's decision denying defendant's motion to suppress some prior statements under the Fifth Amendment was unreviewable because defendant neither testified nor proffered what he would have said; challenges to the admission of several summary charts denied; challenges to jury instructions as infirm were rejected; and there was no procedural error in defendant's sentence.
Louisiana Law Blog
Louisiana Law, News, Issues and Comments from Attorneys at the Shoultz Law Firm