United States v. Brown

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

548 F.2d 1194 (5th Cir. 1977)

Jul 22, 1977

Testimony that merely relays the statement of another and not from personal knowledge is hearsay, even if it is made in-court.

Relevant Facts

Amos P. Brown (the defendant), an income tax preparer, was convicted by a jury in federal court for accounting fraud. At trial, a witness testified that 90-95% of about 160 tax returns prepared by the defendant were fraudulent. The defendant appealed on the basis that the evidence was insufficient and alternatively that the evidence used against him was improperly admitted.

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November 18, 2020

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Citations

548 F.2d 1194 (5th Cir. 1977)