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US v. Byors, No. 08-4811

Defendant's mail fraud sentence is affirmed where: 1) a defendant is not entitled to an offset against a loss based on business expenses that confer no benefit upon the victims; and 2) Application Note 2(C) to section 2S1.1 of the Sentencing Guidelines does not preclude an enhancement for obstruction of justice pursuant to section 3C1.1 of the Guidelines where a defendant's obstruction relates to an offense underlying a money laundering offense, but not to the money laundering offense itself.

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Appellate Information

Argued: October 9, 2009

Decided: October 29, 2009


Opinion by Judge Cabranes


For Appellant:

Bradley S. Stetler, Stetler, Allen & Kampmann, Burlington, VT

For Appellee:

Gregory L. Waples, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Vermont, Burlington, VT