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US v. Lessner, 06-1030

A sentence and restitution order imposed on defendant following her pleas of guilty to wire fraud, defense procurement fraud, and obstruction of justice is affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1) whether the district court plainly erred when it accepted the guilty plea; 2) a finding of an adequate factual basis for the guilty pleas to the obstruction charges; 3) a failure to grant a reduction in the offense level for acceptance of responsibility; 4) whether the restitution order was improper for lack of findings; 5) the sentence's reasonableness; and 6) whether the restitution order violated the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/08/2007
  • Published 08/08/2007


  • Before:  BARRY, CHAGARES, and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Ian M. Comisky, Esq. (Argued), Matthew D. Lee, Esq., Blank Rome, Philadelphia, PA, Counsel for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Nancy B. Winter, Esq. (Argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Philadelphia, PA, Counsel for Appellee.
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