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Hudson v. United States

United States Supreme Court
522 U.S. 93 (1997)


Facts

The federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) concluded that John Hudson and several other bank officers (defendants) had violated federal law by using their positions to arrange certain loans to third parties. The OCC commenced action to assess penalties against the officers, resulting in an agreement in which the officers had to pay assessments and were disbarred from working with banks without OCC approval. The officers were then indicted by the United States government (plaintiff) on criminal charges for the same loans. The district court dismissed the charges on double-jeopardy grounds, and the court of appeals reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)

Concurrence (Breyer, J.)

Concurrence (Souter, J.)

Concurrence (Stevens, J.)

Concurrence (Scalia, J.)

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