United States Fourth Circuit

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US v. Otuya, 12-0496

Defendant's convictions of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, two counts of substantive bank fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft, and sentence are affirmed, where: 1) the district court did not err in admitting evidence from defendant's backpack that revealed other bad acts; 2) no amount of consent from a co-conspirator can constitute "lawful authority" to engage in the identity theft that defendant engaged in here; and 3) the district court did not err in its application of the sentencing guidelines.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/19/2013
  • Published 06/19/2013




  • United States Fourth Circuit