United States v. Jimenez, No. 11-15039 (11th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed his conviction for intentionally misapplying $5,000 or more from an organization receiving in excess of $10,000 in federal funds in a one-year period, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 666. Defendant argued that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction. Defendant had failed to disclose a conflict of interest stemming from his wife's transaction with his place of employment. The court held that no reasonable construction of the evidence presented at trial permitted a finding that defendant intentionally misapplied funds and therefore, the court reversed his conviction.