United States v. Westbrooks, No. 16-20409 (5th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant, operator of a tax preparation business, was convicted of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the administration of the tax code and of three counts of filing fraudulent tax returns. The Fifth Circuit upheld the convictions and amount of the restitution award, but modified the judgment so the restitution obligation was limited to the supervised release term that was the only period during which restitution can be imposed for a tax offense.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on June 22, 2018.