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United States v. Bechir Delva, Dan Kenny Delva,

United States v. Bechir Delva and Dan Kenny Delva, No. 16-12947 (April 29, 2019) The Court affirmed the defendants’ convictions, holding, among other things, that there was probable cause to justify warrantless search of the defendant’s vehicle where officers could tie the vehicle to identity fraud, the defendant’s repeated use of an access device to […]

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United States v. Matthew Munksgard

United States v. Matthew Munksgard, No. 16-17654 (January 30, 2019) The Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Evidence that the bank in question had been federally insured before the fraud offense and shortly thereafter was sufficient to prove the bank was insured at the time of the offense. In […]

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United States v. Lourdes Garcia

United States v. Lourdes Garcia, No. 14-11845 (October 19, 2018) The Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction after the District Court judge allowed the Government to present inculpatory testimony in the absence of the Defendant and her Counsel, declining to apply the “structural error” standard to these types of errors and finding that the court’s error […]

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