Criminal Law and Procedure

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U.S. Supreme Court: Silence Admissible
Posted on 29 Aug 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

When faced with questions from a government investigator, a person’s silence can now be used in a criminal trial against the person who was questioned and declined to provide an answer. This is a major change regarding how the Fifth Amendment’s... Read More

Convicted Politician Did Not Lay a Proper Foundation For Proffered Indirect Testimony of Lack of Intent
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by Jack Townsend

In United States v. Beavers , ___ F.3d ___, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12469 (7th Cir. 2014), here , the defendant was convicted of multiple counts of tax fraud. The facts are within a range of what might be expected given his profession -- money flowed to... Read More