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US v. Leifson, 08-4103

Defendant's perjury sentence is affirmed where: 1) a defendant does not need to commit nor be charged with the underlying offense for the "accessory after the fact" cross reference guideline, U.S.S.G. section 2J1.3(c), to apply; and 2) Defendant was on notice that the grand jury investigation in which he committed perjury pertained to murder.

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Appellate Information

Filed June 23, 2009


Judge Briscoe delivered the opinion of the Court.


For the U.S.:

Brett L. Tolman, United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT

Diana Hagen, Assistant United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT

For Defendant:

Edward K. Brass, Salt Lake City, UT