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US v. Alfonso-Reyes, No. 06-1484

Convictions of defendants for defrauding the Farm Service Agency (FSA) of emergency loans and incentives to qualified farmers following the damage inflicted on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by a hurricane is affirmed where: 1) evidence is sufficient to support defendants' convictions; 2) district court did not abuse its discretion by instructing the jury on sentencing enhancements; 3) district court did not abuse its discretion in its pre-trial disqualification of a defendant's attorney; 4) district court's imposition of a 27-month sentence defendant is not unreasonable; and 5) district court did not err in awarding a four-point leadership role enhancement on the other defendant. 

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided January 25, 2010


Before:  Lynch, Chief Judge, Gajarsa and Lipez, Circuit Judges

Opinion by  Circuit Judge Gajarsa


For Appellant:  Raymond L. Sanchez Maciera,   Rachel Brill

For Appellee:     Rosa Emilia Rodr√≠guez-Velez, Nelson Perez-Sosa