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Doctor Convicted for Unnecessary Stent Procedures (access required)

Although proof of defendant doctor’s failure to meet medical standards for performing stent procedures, standing alone, could not sustain defendant’s conviction for health care fraud, additional direct evidence that defendant overstated blockage in numerous cases, misled patients and recorded nonexistent ...

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Illegal Re-Entry Sentence Enhanced for ‘Drug Trafficking’ (access required)

A defendant’s conviction under Oregon state law of unlawful delivery of heroin may be regarded as a “drug trafficking offense” qualifying for a 16-level enhancement under federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s sentence of 50 months on ...

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Circumstantial Evidence Proves Counterfeiting (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for possessing 20 counterfeit  bills with intent to use them to pay gambling trip expenses; the evidence as a whole shows knowledge and intent—the bills were obviously fraudulent; their quantity, segregation, defendant’s lack ...

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