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US v. ESTERMAN, 01-2594

Money laundering convictions under 18 U.S.C. section 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) are vacated where defendant did nothing to conceal the source of ill-gotten gains, and a "vulnerable victim" enhancement was error where the district court relied only on the victim's limited grasp of the English language.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/02/2003
  • Published 04/02/2003


  • DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Patrick J. King, Jr. (argued), Office of U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Jerold S. Solovy, Joseph F. Marinelli (argued), Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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