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US v. Bishop, 09-20750

Defendant's conviction for making a false statement in a tax return is affirmed where: 1) the trial court's core finding, moreover, that the government was not delaying the trial in order to gain an impermissible advantage at trial, was based on findings of fact that were not clear error; 2) the district court did not prospectively prevent defendant from emphasizing the elements of the government's case that she considered weakest; and 3) it was within the district court's discretion to decline to prolong its original proceedings to consider matters that would be better raised collaterally.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/30/2010
  • Published 12/30/2010


  • Emilio M. Garza


  • United States Fifth Circuit