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Conviction and sentence for aggravated identity theft and related crimes is affirmed where: 1) the evidence was sufficient to support defendant Strothers' conviction for engaging in a loan fraud conspiracy; 2) the district court did not err in denying defendant a minor role reduction, in calculating the amount of loss attributable to him, and in imposing various sentencing enhancement; 3) the evidence was sufficient to support defendant Liwaru's conviction for conspiracy to defraud the United States; 4) the court erred in allowing the jury to see an exhibit which was not introduced at trial, but its admission did not affect the outcome of the case; 5) supplemental jury instructions given in response to a jury question were specific and neutral and were not error; 6) the court did not err in imposing various enhancements to defendant Liwaru's sentence; 7) defendant Jenkins-Watts' Speedy Trial Act rights were not violated, and the court did not err in denying her motion to sever her case; 8) the court did not err in denying her motion to supress evidence as statements she gave to bank personnel were not taken in violation of her Miranda rights; 9) the indictment was sufficient to charge Jenkins with aggravated identity theft, and the evidence was sufficient to support her conviction.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Submitted: May 13, 2009
Filed: August 4, 2009
Before WOLLMAN, JOHN R. GIBSON, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge.