Tag Archives: sufficency of the evidence

June 9, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Barefoot Barefoot was convicted of firearms and explosives charges. He challenged the denial of his motion to represent himself, evidentiary rulings and his convictions. The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded with instructions. It … Continue reading

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May 21, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v McFadden McFadden was convicted under the federal “designer drugs” statute, 21 USC 813, for creating and distributing “bath salts.” The panel affirmed. It rejected his constitutional challenge holding that “substantial similarity” in the statute required a core … Continue reading

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April 24, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Gomez-Jimenez and Juarez-Gomez Gomez pled guilty to drug charges and Juarez was convicted of drug charges. Gomez challenged his sentence and Juarez challenged two convictions and his sentence. The panel, with one judge dissenting in part, affirmed. … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Janson Strayhorn and Jimmy Strayhorn Janson and Jimmy were convicted of robbery, conspiracy and brandishing a weapon. The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded in part. As to Janson, the panel held that evidence … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Antone The government sought to commit Antone as a sexually dangerous person. The magistrate court recommended releasing Antone, but, the district court concluded he met the criteria and ordered Antone’s commitment. The panel reversed. It held that … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McLean McLean was convicted of health care fraud based on placing stints into arteries which were medically unnecessary and billing insurance companies and Medicare. The panel affirmed. It rejected his vagueness challenge holding the health care fraud … Continue reading

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