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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.-Civil Commitment-Custody of the BOP

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States after he was caught running a fraudulent tax-refund scheme while civilly committed to Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program. The district court sentenced defendant to 10 years in federal prison. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred by transferring him to the Bureau of Prison’s ...