Opinions Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Jeffrey J. Wilson
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker.
Criminal. Affirms Jeffrey Wilson’s convictions of 21 securities fraud-related offenses. Finds the evidence adequately supports the jury’s finding that Wilson acted knowingly and willfully when making false statements to investors, regulators, and outside accountants and government agents. Also finds the evidence supports the reasonable inference that Wilson was aware of and participated in a fraudulent tax scheme called “Alchemy.”

Indiana Court of Appeals
Robert Taylor v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Post-conviction. Affirms the denial of Robert Taylor’s petition for post-conviction relief. Finds the post-conviction court did not err in denying Taylor relief on his claim that the commissioner who presided over his trial committed judicial misconduct, or on his claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Also finds Taylor’s post-conviction counsel was not ineffective.

In re the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: G.M. (Minor Child) and H.M. (Mother) and L.B. (Father) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of H.M. and L.B.’s parental rights to their child, G.M. Finds the juvenile court’s order was not clearly erroneous.

R.H. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Reverses R.H.’s delinquency adjudication for Level 6 felony pointing a firearm. Affirms his adjudications for Level 3 felony armed robbery and dangerous possession of a firearm and resisting law enforcement, both as Class A misdemeanors. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support R.H.’s Level 3 and Class A misdemeanor delinquency adjudications. Also finds R.H.’s adjudications for both armed robbery and pointing a firearm violate double jeopardy protections.

In the Matter of the Termination of, L.M. (Child), and, D.M. (Mother) & L.M. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of L.M. and D.M.’s parental rights to L.M. Finds the evidence is sufficient to support the termination of the parents’ parental rights.