United States v. Sperrazza, No. 14-11972 (11th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed his conviction of three counts of tax evasion and two counts of structuring a currency transaction. The court concluded that defendant is not entitled to relief on his claim that the indictment is defective; the indictment properly charges him with structuring in violation of 31 U.S.C. 5324(a)(3), and although there is a factual error in the indictment, he has not shown that the error affected his substantial rights; and defendant’s claim that the order of forfeiture violates the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment also lacks merit. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.