United States v. Rivera-Izquierdo, No. 15-1620 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of money laundering. The district court sentenced Defendant to forty-two months of imprisonment. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err in instructing the jury regarding the definition of the term proceeds in section 1957; (2) the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction; (3) there was no plain error in the prosecutor’s statements made in his closing argument; (4) the district court did not abuse its discretion in its evidentiary rulings challenged by Defendant; and (5) none of Defendant’s remaining arguments on appeal supported the reversal of his convictions.