United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. Wright, 05-10894

A sentence for wire fraud stemming from a scheme which defrauded mortgage lenders is vacated where: 1) a two-level increase for obstruction of justice was error as defendant was not in "custody" when he fled; and 2) a restitution award was concededly erroneous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/09/2007
  • Published 08/10/2007


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Marc Woodson Barta (argued), Dallas, TX, David Lee Jarvis, Asst. U.S. Atty., Fort Worth, TX, for U.S., Christopher Allen Curtis (argued), Fort Worth, TX, for Wright.