U.S. v. ELY

No. 97-20421.

140 F.3d 1089 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Steven Craig ELY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

May 11, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Lee Turner, Cedric LaRue Joubert, Paula Camille Offenhauser, Asst. U.S. Atty., Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Ronald J. Waska, Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before DAVIS, EMILIO M. GARZA and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.


Appellant pled guilty to conspiring to disclose tax return information. He claimed that the conspiracy prosecution was not timely because the three year statute of limitations for offenses arising under the Internal Revenue Code had run. The district court rejected that argument holding that the prosecution was timely because the five year statute of limitations for general conspiracy applied. We agree.


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