Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Before WOOD, EVANS, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

In the wake of his divorce, Dr. Rafik Hanna was ordered by an Illinois court to make child-support payments to his daughter. For the most part, he flouted this order. After several years of nonpayment and a move to Washington State, a federal grand jury in Chicago indicted Hanna on charges that he willfully failed to pay a support obligation to a child residing in another state, in violation of the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998, 18 U.S.C. § 228 (“Section 228″). A jury convicted Hanna, and the district court sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment and a year of supervised release; the court also ordered him to pay $247,843.99 in restitution. In this appeal, Hanna primarily attacks the sufficiency of the evidence on two points-his income and willfulness. Hanna adds that the district court should have instructed the jury on the U.S. Tax Code, that it abused its discretion by admitting unfairly prejudicial evidence, and that it erred by failing to alter the restitution order to reflect a support payment that he made after he was convicted. We conclude that the district court committed no reversible error and thus affirm the judgment.

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

Global Leaders in Consulting (GLC) 2023

February 16, 2023

The Global Leaders in Consulting awards are for those who are making a big impression within the industry, but also worldwide.

Learn More

Complex Claims & Litigation Forum 2023

February 27, 2023 - March 01, 2023
Henderson, NV

Aimed to help Insurers prevent, prepare and prevail In adjudicating complex claims, negotiating settlements and winning cases.

Learn More

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards 2023

March 08, 2023

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards honors women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.

Learn More

Litigation and Criminal Defense Attorney - Georgia

Established, small town law firm in Athens, GA has an immediate opening for an Attorney to assist with diverse caseload. Handle Litigation i...

Apply Now ›

Attorneys-Solicitor General Division

Attorneys Solicitor General Division: The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for mid- and senior-level po...

Apply Now ›

Commercial Unit Attorney - Procurement Policy 13601

Commercial Unit Attorney - Procurement Policy 13601 Civil Service Title: Agency Attorney Level: Level 3 Division/Office: O...

Apply Now ›


DR Web

Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel, PC is proud to announce J.T. Gallagher as the firm s newest partner.

View Announcement ›



O'CONNOR, PARSONS & LANE are proud to announce that R. Daniel Bause and Robert A. Ballard, III have become partners of the firm.

View Announcement ›



Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP would like to congratulate Jerry Lehocky and his team on PA's largest workers' compensation settlement.

View Announcement ›