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Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today
In U.S. v. Jackson (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 38-page opinion, Judges Rovner writes:Defendants-appellants Essie Jackson and Joe Jackson were convicted of mail fraud and conspiring to commit mail fraud along with their codefendant, Angela Blackwell Jackson, who is...
Full post as published by The Indiana Law Blog on October 14, 2008 ( boomark
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