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US v. Lupton, 09-2710

Conviction of defendant for corrupt solicitation, wire fraud, and making false statements to government officials for seeking kickbacks in connection with a sale and leaseback of a government owned building, is affirmed where: 1) district court did not abuse its discretion in excluding expert testimony; 2) a rational factfinder could readily conclude that defendant had authority to act on behalf of the state and was thus an "agent" as defined in 18 U.S.C. section 666(d)(1); 2) the proposed transaction was not a bona fide transaction; 3) defendant's challenges to his wire fraud conviction are rejected; and 4) the district court did not err in finding that defendant knowingly and willfully made the statements in the course of a matter within the jurisdiction of the U.S. and that the statements were false and material.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/13/2010
  • Submitted 09/01/2010
  • Decided 09/01/2010
  • Published 09/01/2010


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