United States of America v. Joseph Grandinetti and Theresa Grandinetti, Appellants, 337 F.2d 1010 (3d Cir. 1965)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - 337 F.2d 1010 (3d Cir. 1965) Argued September 21, 1964
Decided October 14, 1964
Certiorari Denied January 25, 1965

See 85 S. Ct. 700.

John B. Nicklas, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa. (McCrady & Nicklas, Pittsburgh, Pa., on the brief), for appellants.

John M. Brant, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Tax Div., Washington, D. C. (Louis F. Oberdorfer, Asst. Atty. Gen., Lee A. Jackson, Joseph M. Howard, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Gustave Diamond, U. S. Atty., Sebastian Pugliese, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., on the brief), for appellee.

Before HASTIE and FORMAN, Circuit Judges, and KIRKPATRICK, District Judge.


We have examined the record of this trial and conviction on a charge that the defendants filed false and fraudulent income tax returns in a willful attempt to evade their income tax responsibility. The government's showing concerning the defendants' income, though not consistent in all details, was sufficient to demonstrate a substantial understatement of income in each of the years in question. There is also an abundance of evidence of purpose to misrepresent income and thus evade taxes. There were no exceptions to the charge of the court. In these circumstances the record sustains the conviction.

Finally, the court did not abuse its discretion in denying a second postponement of trial more than a year after the defendants had been indicted.

The judgment will be affirmed.