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US v. Xiong, No. 09-1410

By FindLaw Staff on February 08, 2010 3:49 PM

Defendant's convictions for arson, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit arson and mail fraud, and the use of fire to commit another felony, arising from his burning down his mother's supermarket to help her collect insurance money, are affirmed as, under the Blockburger combination approach, Congress intended separate punishments for defendant's convicted offenses.   

Read US v. Xiong, No. 09-1410

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Decided February 8, 2010

Judges

Before:  Bauer, and Wood,  Circuit Judges, and Kennelly, District judge

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Bauer

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