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No Convictions for ‘Merged’ Money Laundering (access required)

A defendant who bought and “flipped” properties in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme cannot overturn his fraud and conspiracy convictions with challenges to the district court’s evidentiary and loss calculation rulings, but the 4th Circuit reverses multiple money laundering convictions ...

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‘Vulnerable Victim’ Enhancement Approved (access required)

A defendant who, from a Florida jail, appropriated a social security number and identity belonging to a disabled woman in Florida, has her sentence for social security fraud and aggravated identity theft increased under the sentencing guidelines’ “vulnerable victim” enhancement, ...

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Comments to Social Worker Not ‘Testimonial’ (access required)

Statements made by defendant’s eight-year-old stepson to a social worker about defendant’s abuse were nontestimonial and admission of the statements did not violate defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights under Crawford v. Washington; the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s convictions of second-degree murder ...

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