Fallout: The Honeycutt Decision Claims Its First Victim

Joint and Several Liability / Application of Honeycutt Under Honeycutt, the son of the President of Honduras, who assisted in smuggling hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the US, is liable to forfeit only the amount of money the Government could prove that he personally received from the drug traffickers.  A defendant, one of five […]

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Transcript of the Argument on Joint and Several Liability in Honeycutt

The Supreme Court heard argument on March 29, 2017 in Honeycutt v. United States, the case in which the Court will decide whether there is statutory authority to hold criminal defendants jointly and severally liable for the forfeiture of the proceeds of their offense, regardless of how much or how little each defendant personally obtained.   The […]

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