United States v. Mallory

After humble career, septuagenarian widower spends most of his time in Toledo, Ohio bars. Holy cow! He’s worth $2.2 mil. When he dies, tenants in duplex he owned conspire with lawyer to draft fake will, obtain the money (which should have gone to his grandnephew). The plot’s undoing? One tenant made 171 withdrawals in amounts less than $10k, some of them $9,999, which is the sort of thing the IRS notices. Sixth Circuit: The district court did not err in permitting a handwriting expert to testify; but some convictions and sentences need revisiting. (Click here for local news coverage of the case.)

Tags: 2018, Expert Testimony, IRS, Sixth Circuit

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