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US v. Alfonso-Reyes, No. 06-1484

By FindLaw Staff on January 25, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Convictions of defendants for defrauding the Farm Service Agency (FSA) of emergency loans and incentives to qualified farmers following the damage inflicted on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by a hurricane is affirmed where: 1) evidence is sufficient to support defendants' convictions; 2) district court did not abuse its discretion by instructing the jury on sentencing enhancements; 3) district court did not abuse its discretion in its pre-trial disqualification of a defendant's attorney; 4) district court's imposition of a 27-month sentence defendant is not unreasonable; and 5) district court did not err in awarding a four-point leadership role enhancement on the other defendant. 

Read US v. Alfonso-Reyes, No. 06-1484

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided January 25, 2010

Judges

Before:  Lynch, Chief Judge, Gajarsa and Lipez, Circuit Judges

Opinion by  Circuit Judge Gajarsa

Counsel

For Appellant:  Raymond L. Sanchez Maciera,   Rachel Brill

For Appellee:     Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez, Nelson Perez-Sosa

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