An Austell, Georgia, couple was sentenced to prison for their role in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme.
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Defendants appealed their convictions on tax violations on several grounds including their Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.
Taxpayers charged with filing false tax returns sought to suppress evidence obtained through the execution of two search warrants based upon alleged deception by the agents. Alternatively, Defendant requested a Franks hearing. See, Franks v. Delaware, 438 U.S. 154 (1978).