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US v. Pilati, No. 09-11978

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By FindLaw Staff on December 17, 2010 7:23 PM

Order Requiring Sex Offender Registration Affirmed

In US v. Pilati, No. 09-11978, a prosecution for willfully depriving individuals of their right to be free from unreasonable searches by one acting under color of law, the court affirmed the district court's order requiring defendant to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, holding that 1) defendant waived or abandoned the majority of his arguments on appeal; and 2) defendant failed to object to the portions of the presentence report showing that he was a sex offender.

 

As the court wrote:  "John Pilati appeals his convictions and sentences for five counts of deprivation of civil rights while acting under color of law, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242. Pilati raises several issues on appeal, only one of which is preserved-whether the magistrate judge erred in requiring him to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 42 U.S.C. § 16901 et seq. (SORNA). We affirm the district court's affirmance of the magistrate judge's requirement that Pilati register under SORNA."

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