Trial Tactics

Sham Marriage and Privilege

By Stephen A. Saltzburg

A Case in Point

United States v. Fomichev, 899 F.3d 766 (9th Cir. 2018), discusses the effect that a sham marriage has on marital privileges. The court draws a line between the spousal immunity (or spousal witness) privilege and the marital communications privilege.

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