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Criminal Law: Bank Fraud-Variance from Indictment-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendants were convicted of bank fraud after investigators discovered their scheme involving the printing of counterfeit checks, which were deposited by other conspiracy members who would withdraw as much cash as possible before the fraud was discovered. On appeal, defendants ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Fraud-Guidelines Range Calculation-Procedural Error

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. The district court calculated a sentencing guidelines range for 135 to 168 months’ imprisonment for the conspiracy offense. On appeal, defendant argued that the ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Fraud-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank fraud and the district court sentenced him to a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable and that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Where the district court adequately considered ...

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