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Criminal Law: Wire Fraud-Restitution-Joint and Several Liability

Defendants participated in a wire-fraud scheme to obtain money from elderly victims, claiming relatives in the Dominican Republic needed wired funds. At sentencing, the district court found that defendants were jointly and severally liable for the total amount obtained by the scheme during each defendant’s respective involvement and accordingly upward departed in each case and ...