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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case yesterday

In USA v. Michael McClellan (ND Ind., Simon), a 24-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:

After a jury trial, Michael McClellan was found guilty of one count of harboring an illegal alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii); three counts of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341; and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction involving criminally derived property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1957. Because we believe that the evidence presented to the jury was a suffi cient basis on which to rest its verdicts, and because we believe that the jury instructions on the harboring count did not constitute plain error, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 22, 2015 09:34 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions