United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Arthur, 07-1052

Conviction of defendant and his wife for bankruptcy fraud and related crimes is affirmed where: 1) wife's conviction is supported by sufficient evidence; 2) defendant's constitutional claims are without merit as district court's conclusion that the marital agreements were fraudulent was well-founded; 3) defendant lacks standing to raise a Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel claim on behalf of his wife; and 4) district court did not err in using defendant's prior state court judgment to increase his base offense level.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/26/2009
  • Decided 09/17/2009
  • Published 09/17/2009


  • BAUER, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and POSNER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Michelle L. Jacobs, Office of the United States Attorney, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Theodore J. Perlick-Molinari, Birdsall Law Office, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendants-Appellants.