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United States v. Brewer

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
978 F. Supp. 2d 710 (2013)



Donald and Sherri Brewer (defendants) were a 64-year-old couple who were married for nearly 50 years. In 2004, Mr. Brewer was involved in a plane crash that resulted in partial paralysis and other severe physical ailments that permanently confined him to a wheelchair. His extensive injuries required various types of medical devices and medications. In the years following the crash, Mrs. Brewer cared for Mr. Brewer. Years after the accident, the Brewers were involved in a $6 million sham contracting operation and were subsequently convicted of conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, and major fraud against the United States (plaintiff). The federal advisory sentencing guidelines called for prison sentences of 108 to 135 months for Mr. Brewer, and 70 to 87 months for Mrs. Brewer. The Brewers faced sentencing proceedings in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Biery, C.J.)

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