© D.L. Crumbley
The cash hoard defense is illustrated in the Edwin Edwards’ gambling corruption trial in 2000. An IRS agent testified that Edwards spent hundreds of thousands of dollars more in cash than he reported in earnings.
On Monday, jurors got another avalanche of numbers as prosecutors tried to prove their charge that Edwards hid money he extorted from riverboat casino owners.
A financial analyst testified for the prosecution about how the former governor spent his cash, testimony the defense challenged every step of the way.
Don Semesky, a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service, used a chart to show that Edwards spent $872,000 more in cash than he reported receiving from 1986 to 1997.
Preliminary Cash-T (contd …)
Source: C. Baughman, “Prosecution Concludes Case In Edwards’ Trial,” The Advocate Online, April 4, 2000.