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United States v. Fernandez

722 F.3d 1 (2013)

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United States v. Fernandez

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

722 F.3d 1 (2013)

Facts

Fernandez (defendant) was a businessman who provided a Puerto Rico legislator with a trip to Las Vegas to see a boxing match in exchange for favorable action on legislation. Fernandez was charged with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 666, a federal statute that criminalizes bribery and corruption of government officials connected to federal funds. The jury instructions permitted a conviction under § 666 based on a gratuity theory. Fernandez was convicted and appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lipez, J.)

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