U.S. v. Preacely

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Supervised Release
Case Number: 
No. 12-1714
Decision Date: 
December 7, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in finding that defendant had violated special term of his supervised release that prohibited him from participating in his former occupation as tax preparer. Defendant was notified that he could not remain owner of his tax preparation business, and record showed that upon his initial release from prison, defendant hired and trained employees in his former business, which had been transferred his wife, and handled other management related duties such as signing paychecks and answering employees’ questions while they prepared tax returns. Ct. of Appeals rejected defendant’s claim that directive to not directly or indirectly engage in business of tax preparation was ambiguous and violated his due process rights.