Tag Archives: sufficiency of the evidence

July 30, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pearson Pearson moved for a directed verdict on the burglary and other charges he faced at his trial. The circuit court denied his motion and the jury convicted him on all counts. The panel reversed. It held that … Continue reading

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July 1, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Seignious Seignious was ordered t pay over $1 million in restitution. The panel affirmed. It first held that the district court did not follow the statutorily mandated procedures for imposing restitution but this was harmless under plain … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Adepoju Adepoju was convicted of bank fraud and identity theft. He challenged his convictions and the application of the sophisticated means enhancement to his sentence. The panel affirmed in part vacated in part and remanded. It affirmed … Continue reading

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May 28, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Be Mi, Inc. v South Carolina Department of Revenue and St. Clements Homeowners Association   Association objected to Be Mi’s application for a liquor license. The administrative law judge found that Be Mi had the required 40 seats and otherwise … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion and order

United States v Ali et al. Ali and 16 codefendants were indicted on drug trafficking charges and 13 defendants were also charged with money laundering based on the importation of khat form Africa. Four pled guilty and 13 went to … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Lane Lane was convicted of first degree burglary. The panel reversed holding the evidence presented (that a car was seen at the house burglarized, that Lane drove a similar car on the day of the burglary, that a … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Lespier Lespier was convicted of first degree murder and a weapons charge arising form his shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head. The panel affirmed. It held the evidence presented by the government was sufficient as it proved … Continue reading

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