United States v. Lawrence, No. 10-6257 (10th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Following trial, a jury convicted Defendant Wallace Laverne Lawrence III on: (1) seven counts of wire fraud/aiding and abetting involving the use of internet ads in a scheme to defraud persons seeking help in paying bills; (2) two counts of fraud in connection with access devices/aiding and abetting, and involving the use of stolen credit-card, debit-card, and bank numbers to obtain goods and services; and (3) one count of aggravated identity theft/aiding and abetting. Defendant appealed, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence to support his conviction on the wire fraud and identity theft counts, and objecting to the use of sentence enhancements for obstruction of justice and being a leader or organizer. Upon careful review of the district court record and Defendant's appellate brief, the Tenth Circuit found no merit to any of Defendant's arguments, and affirmed the district court's judgement.