United States v. Budziak, No. 11-10223 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed his jury conviction on two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Defendant contended that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to convict him of distribution; the district court incorrectly instructed the jury on the definition of distribution; the district court erroneously denied his motion for a new trial; and the district court improperly denied him discovery on software that the FBI used in its investigation into his online file-sharing activities. The court held that the district court erred in denying defendant's discovery requests, but denied the remainder of defendant's challenges to his conviction.