No. 92-6393.

15 F.3d 592 (1994)

UNITED STATES of America, Petitioner-Appellee, v. Robert W. RITCHIE, personally and in his capacity as a partner/officer of Ritchie, Fels & Dillard, P.C., Respondent-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided February 3, 1994.

Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing Denied April 4, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gary R. Allen, Acting Chief (briefed), Charles E. Brookhart, John A. Dudeck (argued), U.S. Dept. of Justice, Appellate Section Tax Div., Washington, DC, David G. Dake, Asst. U.S. Atty., Knoxville, TN, Jose Francisco De Leon, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Div., Washington, DC, for petitioner-appellee.

W. Thomas Dillard (argued and briefed), Ritchie, Fels & Dillard, Knoxville, TN, Gerald H. Goldstein (argued and briefed), San Antonio, TX, for respondent-appellant.

Before: NELSON and BATCHELDER, Circuit Judges, and MATIA, District Judge.

Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc Denied April 4, 1994.


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