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In re January 1976 Grand Jury (Genson)

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
534 F.2d 719 (1976)


Paul Bijeol and Sharon Holloway were arrested on suspicion of bank robbery. Prior to the robbery, Bijeol had been employed by Genson (defendant), an attorney. Bijeol and Holloway visited Genson’s office shortly after the robbery. Bijeol visited Genson’s office twice more on the day of the robbery. Investigators discovered that Bijeol had given Genson $200 in cash. The day after the robbery, an FBI agent told Genson that any money he received from Bijeol might be proceeds of the robbery. Genson told the agent that he had received something from Bijeol but refused to identify what he had received. Genson asserted attorney-client privilege and refused to answer any further questions. Genson was served a grand jury subpoena duces tecum ordering him to produce any payments received from Bijeol or Holloway. Genson moved to quash the subpoena, but his motion was denied. Genson refused to comply with the subpoena and he was held in contempt of court. Genson appealed the contempt order.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Pell, J.)

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