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US v. Jenkins-Watts, No. 08-2287

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By FindLaw Staff on August 04, 2009 3:36 PM

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.    

Read US v. Jenkins-Watts, No. 08-2287

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Submitted: May 13, 2009
Filed: August 4, 2009

Judges
Before WOLLMAN, JOHN R. GIBSON, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge.

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