United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Elizabeth Diane Shields, Defendant-appellant, 999 F.2d 548 (10th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - 999 F.2d 548 (10th Cir. 1993) July 14, 1993

Before KELLY, Circuit Judge, SETH, Senior Circuit Judge, and KANE, Senior District Judge* .



Defendant-appellant Elizabeth Shields appeals her conviction on one count of use of a false Social Security number and one count of bank fraud. She contends that the evidence at trial was insufficient to support her conviction on the false Social Security number count and that the court below erred in enhancing her sentence for obstruction of justice.

After a thorough review of the record, we conclude that there was sufficient evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the government, upon which the jury could find beyond a reasonable doubt that Shields had used a false Social Security number. See United States v. Ratchford, 942 F.2d 702, 703 (10th Cir. 1991), cert. denied, 112 S. Ct. 1185 (1992). We further hold that the district court did not err in enhancing Shield's sentence for obstruction of justice based on her false testimony at trial. See United States v. Dunnigan, --- U.S. ----, 113 S. Ct. 1111 (1993).

Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.


Honorable John L. Kane, Jr., Senior United States District Judge for the District of Colorado, sitting by designation


This order and judgment has no precedential value and shall not be cited, or used by any court within the Tenth Circuit, except for the purposes of establishing the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata or collateral estoppel. 10th Cir.R. 36.3