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Criminal Law: Wire Fraud-Theft from Employer-Sophisticated Means Sentencing Enhancement

Defendant was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to wire fraud for stealing from her employers, after the district court imposed “sophisticated means” and “abuse of trust” enhancements. Where the evidence demonstrated that defendant used her position to ...

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Criminal Law: Wire Fraud-Appeal Waiver-Use of Sentencing Enhancement

  Defendant pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, pursuant to a plea agreement. In the agreement, defendant waived her right to appeal, except as to a claim that her sentence exceeded the statutory maximum. On appeal, defendant’s ...

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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 ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Wire Fraud

Where a defendant challenged her 28-month sentence in a wire-fraud case, the judgment is affirmed because the district court properly considered the relevant factors and adequately explained its sentence, and the court did not impose a sentence greater than that ...

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Criminal Law: Wire Fraud-Bankruptcy Fraud-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendant obtained bridge loans from investors for his business; however, defendant then used company funds to pay personal expenses. Defendant subsequently filed for bankruptcy when an investor sought judgment on the loans. Where a jury reasonably could find from the ...

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