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US v. Shaw, 13-50136

Defendant's conviction for a scheme to defraud a financial institution in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1344(1), in which defendant used PayPal to convince banks that he was a particular bank customer and thus had authority to transfer money out of that customer's bank accounts and into the Paypal account under defendant's control, is affirmed, where, for a violation of section 1344(1), the government need not prove that defendant intended the bank to be the principal financial victim of the fraud, and the district court therefore correctly refused jury instructions that included such a requirement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/27/2015
  • Published 03/27/2015


  • Schroeder


  • United States Ninth Circuit