Leader In $500M Tax Scam Can Await Trial In Jail: 10th Circ.

By David Hansen (June 13, 2019, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A man awaiting trial without bail in a $511 million tax fraud case must remain in prison even though he has been there longer than federal statutes guaranteeing a speedy trial state, the Tenth Circuit said Thursday.

Lev Aslan Dermen presented no new evidence to rebut the Utah district court's conclusion that if released there is a risk he will flee to Turkey, where he owns property, the court ruled. The delays to his trial keeping him in jail longer than the 90 days prescribed by federal law are reasonable and are partly due to his own actions, it said.

"The defense...

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