Wednesday, May 08, 2013

First Circuit -- US v. LaPlante

Fraudulent misrepresentation theory of mail fraud does not add an element of misrepresentation to the common-law elements of mail fraud.

No need for unanimity jury  instruction as to which statement in particular was fraudulent.

No ineffective assistance claim based on deft's introduction of prior bad acts, as other evidence was overwhelming.

US v. LaPlante 
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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