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US v. Howard, 09-3840

Conviction of defendant for access device fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft, for forging her grandmother's signature to obtain a student loan and to apply for credit card accounts, is affirmed where: 1) even if an indictment names particular victims, the government need not prove intent to harm those named victims; 2) defendant cannot show that there was any prejudice to her defense because the government proved her intent to defraud the scheme's victims and not those specifically listed in the indictment; and 3) district court properly denied defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal as there was sufficient evidence in the record from which a reasonable jury could find that defendant intended to defraud the scheme's victims.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/22/2010
  • Submitted 08/30/2010
  • Decided 08/30/2010
  • Published 08/30/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit


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