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US v. Wittig, No. 08-3220

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By FindLaw Staff on August 10, 2009 5:24 PM

In a money laundering prosecution, denial of defendants' motions for acquittal on Double Jeopardy grounds is affirmed where the Double Jeopardy Clause did not categorically foreclose a new trial because the conspiracy charges in the indictment were considerably broader in scope than the wire fraud charges on which defendants were acquitted.

Read US v. Wittig, No. 08-3220

Appellate Information

Filed August 10, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gorsuch

Counsel

For Appellants:

Maxwell Carr-Howard, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, Kansas City, MO

Patrick A. McInerney, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, Kansas City, MO

For Appellee:

Richard L. Hathaway, Senior Litigation Counsel, United States Attorney's Office,
Topeka, KS

Marietta Parker, Acting United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office,
Topeka, KS

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