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United States v. Lebowitz
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
676 F.3d 1000 (2012)
Adam Lebowitz (defendant) was charged with attempting to entice a child to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Lebowitz exchanged online text messages with KS, a 15-year-old boy. In the messages, Lebowitz said that he wanted to have sex with KS. At the trial, the government (plaintiff) offered a number of documents, which the government claimed were printouts of the online text messages between KS and Lebowitz. Further, the government presented testimony from KS, who testified that the documents contained the online text messages between Lebowitz and him. The district-court judge found that the documents were authenticated. Because the documents satisfied the other requirements for admissibility, the district-court judge admitted the documents. Subsequently, the jury convicted Lebowitz. Lebowitz appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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