Costello v. United States
United States Supreme Court
350 U.S. 359 (1956)
Frank Costello (defendant) was indicted for failure to pay income taxes. Costello filed motions to review the grand jury minutes and dismiss the indictment on the grounds that the grand jury could not have heard any valid evidence against him. The motion was denied. At trial, Costello’s attorney asked witnesses whether they had testified at the grand jury. Costello again moved to dismiss the indictment on the grounds that the grand jury only heard hearsay evidence. The motion was denied, and Costello was found guilty. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Black, J.)
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