Evidence keyed to Mueller
United States v. Fowler
Fowler, Appellant, stopped filing tax returns in 1953. He was indicted for failing to file returns from 1971-1975, and he was convicted. Appellant represented himself at trial but was represented by counsel on appeal. He claims the court erred in not allowing him to testify because he would not swear to tell the truth and would not allow cross examination. Appellant was willing to state “I am a truthful man,” and “I would not tell a lie to stay out of jail.” The judge was willing to allow him to say “I state I will tell the truth in my testimony,” but Appellant did not agree.
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