From our private database of 34,000+ case briefs...
United States v. Brown
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
186 F.3d 661 (5th Cir. 1999)
Leonard Graves (defendant) was the dealer, president, and part owner of a car dealership. Gregory Brown (defendant) was a manager at the dealership. The dealership was engaged in several forms of fraud, in which Graves was involved. The money earned from the various frauds was deposited into the dealership’s bank account. Graves used funds from the bank account to pay for normal business expenses of the dealership. Such expenses included parts, materials, office supplies, used cars, advertisements, and more. The funds were not used for any business expenditures that were not part of the normal course of the dealership business. Graves was indicted and convicted for numerous counts of fraud and money laundering related to the frauds. Graves appealed some of his fraud convictions and all of his money-laundering convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 607,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 607,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 34,000 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.