Supreme Court Cans Lawyer's Tax Conviction Appeal

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 5:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider whether the Sixth Circuit wrongly upheld an Ohio lawyer's conviction for allegedly operating a tax fraud scheme in which he paid $107 in federal income tax over 11 years by hiding his income in phony trusts.

The high court denied a petition for certiorari filed by Aristotle “Rick” Matsa, leaving in place an October ruling that upheld Matsa's conviction and quashed his claims that a reversal was necessary because his attorney was improperly removed. The Supreme Court...
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