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US v. James, No. 08-1115

Defendant's wire fraud and money laundering sentence is affirmed in part where the district court did not clearly err in finding that defendant was an organizer of the fraudulent scheme.  However, the sentence is remanded where the record included no evidence to support an inference that the foreclosure sales prices at issue were appropriate estimates of what the original lenders received when they sold the loans to the successor lenders.

Read US v. James, No. 08-1115

Appellate Information

Filed January 22, 2010


Opinion by Judge Tacha


For Appellant:

Susan L. Foreman, Denver, CO

For Appellee:

Andrew A. Vogt, Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, Denver, CO