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US v. Rajwani, 05-10648

A conviction for aiding and abetting wire fraud resulting from a transfer scheme which caused elderly victims substantial financial losses is affirmed but the sentence, which was three times the mid-Guideline range, is vacated where the extent of the district court's upward departure on the sentence was excessive and rendered the sentence unreasonable. (Revised opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/16/2007
  • Published 02/26/2007


  • W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and DAVIS and GARZA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Delonia Anita Watson (argued), Bret E. Helmer, Renee Harris Toliver, U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, for U.S., David William Coody (argued), Dallas, TX, for Rajwani.