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U.S. v. Rinaldi, 05-4113

Conviction and sentence for mail fraud and obstruction of justice relating to an orthodontist's fraudulent billing of the state of Illinois during his treatment of wards of the state are affirmed where: 1) defendant could not prove innocence so as to negate a guilty plea; 2) the denial of a motion for continuance was neither unreasonable nor arbitrary; and 3) the sentence was not unreasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/03/2006
  • Decided 08/31/2006
  • Published 08/31/2006


  • BAUER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Patrick D. Hansen (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Springfield, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Thomas M. Dawson (argued), Leavenworth, KS, for Defendant-Appellant.
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