United States Ninth Circuit

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US v. Ermoian, 11-10124

Defendants' conviction for obstruction of justice is reversed and remanded for acquittal on the obstruction of justice charges and for resentencing of defendant Johnson, where a criminal investigation is not an “official proceeding" under the federal statute criminalizing obstruction of justice, 18 U.S.C. section 1512. (Amended opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/28/2013
  • Published 08/28/2013

Judges

  • O’SCANNLAIN

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel