United States v. Jeffrey Schroeder 536 F.3d 746 (7th Cir. 2008)

Mr. Schroeder was convicted of tax preparer fraud and sentenced to three years incarceration. Mr. Goodman represented Schroeder on the appeal of his sentence and won a reversal of this harsh sentence, convincing the Court of Appeals that Mr. Schroeder could not be held liable for his clients’ underpayment of federal taxes absent evidence that their overstated deductions were due to Schroeder’s criminal conduct, rather than to a mistake or fraud on the part of his taxpayer clients.