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Eighth Circuit Affirms Offshore Account Related Conviction

In United States v. Picardi, ___ F.3d )___, 2014 U.S. App.LEXIS 502 (8th Cir. 2014), here , the Eight Circuit affirmed conviction on counts of tax evasion (5 counts), tax perjury (5 counts) and FBAR violations (3 counts). The Court of Appeals states the background succinctly as follows [ enhanced version...

District Court Case on Brady Obligations and Uncertain Legal Duty

The name of this case initially attracted me. United States v. Townsend , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70656 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] (ED WA 2014), here . It turns out the defendant is no relation to me. But the case proved to have some interesting facets. The first is just an...

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You

(Image credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Law3.jpg) People or organizations embroiled in lawsuits due to accusations of criminal misconduct need to engage the services of a attorney to defend themselves. It is the duty of a lawyer to carry out research, do the paperwork...