United States v. Colon-Rodriguez, No. 10-2236 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Appellant Juan Colon-Rodriguez was convicted in 2009 on twelve counts of making false statements on Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan applications and one count of defrauding a financial institution. The district sentenced Appellant to thirty-seven months' imprisonment on each count, to be served concurrently. The First Circuit Court of Appeals (1) affirmed two of the challenged convictions, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support these convictions; (2) vacated the third challenged conviction, holding that no rational jury could have concluded that the government proved all elements of this offense beyond a reasonable doubt; and (3) affirmed the sentence, holding that the sentence was substantively reasonable.