United States v. Carman

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Appellant, Christina Carman, Seeking Reversal.

Brief filed: 01/10/2017


United States v. Carman

6th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 16-6370

Prior Decision

Decision below 186 F.Supp.3d 657 (E.D. Ky. May 4, 2016).


Allowing Ms. Carman’s conviction to stand would expand the scope of the federal mail fraud statute beyond its textual and purposeful limits. The conviction in this case would allow for the rule of lenity to be violated.

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Steven D. Jaeger, The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Erlanger, KY; Candace Crouse, Pinales, Stachler, Young, Burrell & Crouse Co. LPA, Cincinnati, OH.