United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Boone, 09-1960

Conviction of defendant for mail fraud and other offenses, arising from charges related to a political corruption scheme, is affirmed where: 1) the government is entitled to establish the scheme and can rely on the evidence that occurred before and after the mailing in order to do so; 2) evidence of the interaction with one of the victims as admissible as direct evidence of the offense as it was directly relevant to establish a critical component of the scheme; and 3) evidence regarding the two victims also served to establish an element of the offense - defendant's knowledge.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/14/2010
  • Decided 12/27/2010
  • Published 12/27/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit


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