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United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff—Appellant, v. Daisy Teresa Rafoi BLEULER, Defendant—Appellee,

United States of America, Plaintiff—Appellant, v. Paulo Jorge Da Costa Casqueiro Murta, Defendant—Appellee.

No. 21-20658, 22-20377

Decided: February 28, 2023

Before Graves, Willett, and Engelhardt, Circuit Judges. Sangita Katikineni Rao, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, Jeremy Raymond Sanders, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division Fraud Section, Washington, DC, Anna Elizabeth Kalluri, Carmen Castillo Mitchell, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Robert S. Johnson, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX, Mahogane Denea Reed, John Alexander Romano, Esq., John Alexander Romano, Trial Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Laura G. Ferguson, Margot Laporte, Andrew T. Wise, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC, George D. Murphy, Jr., Esq., Bellaire, TX, for Defendant-Appellee Daisy Teresa Rafoi Bleuler. Joshua Bradley Lake, Attorney, Samy Kamal Khalil, Esq., Khalil Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellee Paulo Jorge Da Costa Casquiero Murta. Frederick T. Davis, Esq., New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.


IT IS ORDERED that the petition for rehearing filed by Paulo Jorge Da Costa Casqueiro Murta is GRANTED. Accordingly, our prior panel opinion is WITHDRAWN, and this opinion is SUBSTITUTED therefor.1


1.   See FED. R. APP. P. 40 (a)(4)(A) (“If a petition for panel rehearing is granted, the court may ․ make a final disposition of the case without reargument.”).

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