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US v. Berroa, 12-1857

In criminal appeals arising out of a widespread corruption scandal at the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners, the former licensing authority for doctors seeking to practice in Puerto Rico, in which defendants attempted to gain medical certification by obtaining falsified scores after failing the required examinations, the convictions are: 1) affirmed as to convictions for honest-services mail fraud conspiracy; but 2) reversed as to the convictions for money or property mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, where the government's theories of prosecution on those counts was legally deficient.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/05/07




  • United States First Circuit


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