The government on occasion uses as its first witness an agent or some other government representative to act as an overview witness. The overview witness will summarize what the government intends to introduce at trial and to put forth its theory and conclusions to the jury. The case of United States v. Griffin, 324 F. 3d 330 (5th Cir. 2003) provided an example of two such witnesses.
The case of Barcomb v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D1983a (Fla. 4th DCA September 7, 2011) presents a good analysis of what is required to properly question a defendant about a prior felony conviction.
The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to enter the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative from August 31, 2011 to September 9, 2011.
Florida courts have long recognized that double jeopardy principles prevent a conviction for grand theft and organized fraud growing out of the same conduct. Pizzo v. State, 945 So. 2d 1203, 1206 (Fla. 2006).