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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ind. Decisons - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana case today, re East Chicago sidewalks

In U.S. v. De La Cruz , a 12-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Defendants Joe De La Cruz and Edwardo Maldonado were each convicted on a single count of misapplying public funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(A). On appeal, the defendants argue that they could not have misapplied funds in violation of § 666(a)(1)(A) because the expenditures in question were properly approved by the city government. Defendants also argue that an evidentiary ruling constitutes reversible error and that their sentences are the result of clear error. We disagree and affirm the convictions and sentences.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 29, 2006 01:36 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions