Justia Securities Law Opinion SummariesArticles Posted in U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States v. Flood
The defendant was convicted of counts relating to securities fraud in connection with an improper revenue recognition scheme. The Tenth Circuit affirmed denial of a post-trial motion based on the statute of limitations because the defendant had signed a waiver. The waiver was valid, despite not being executed in open court and not mentioning specific constitutional rights being waived; the limitations period is statutory, not constitutional. The court remanded a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel; the district court should not have ruled on the merits because the record was not sufficiently developed for determination of whether the claim could be raised on direct appeal.