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Criminal Practice Indictment Amendment – Investment Fraud (access required)

U.S. v. Allmendinger An amendment of an indictment to narrow conspiracy charges arising from defendant’s fraudulent scheme of taking investors’ money, promising to pay insurance premiums from the escrowed funds and lying to investors about multiple aspects of the business, did not violate defendant coconspirator’s rights, and the 4th Circuit affirms his conspiracy and fraud convictions and his 540-month sentence based on nearly $100 million in losses to investors.

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Criminal Practice – Proffer Agreement Is Binding Post-Indictment (access required)

U.S. v. Gillion A trial court did not err in admitting statements made by defendant pursuant to his pre-indictment proffer agreement and holding that defendant was bound by the agreement after his indictment; the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s convictions of mail fraud and conspiracy in a scheme he executed as regional manager of a company that worked with trailer leasing companies.

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