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US v. GRIFFIN, 01-20368

The district court abused its discretion in allowing the government to utilize an FBI agent as an overview witness to testify to issues in dispute, but error was harmless. Unissued tax credits did not amount to economic property under 18 U.S.C. section 1341. (Revised opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/10/2003
  • Published 03/25/2003

Judges

  • DeMOSS, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, SMITH and DeMOSS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Julian R. Murray, Jr. (argued), Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Breslin, Murray & Recile, Metairie, LA, for Griffin., Robert Adren Swearingen, West, Webb, Allbritton, Gentry & Rife, College Station, TX, Lanny D. Ray (argued), Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim, Tacoma, WA, for Roberts.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kathlyn Giannaula Snyder (argued), James Lee Turner, Asst. U.S. Attys., Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.