United States v. Gomez-Encarnacion, No. 15-2345 (1st Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s convictions for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering and his sentence of fifty-five months in prison. The Court held that the district court did not err in (1) denying Defendant’s motion for acquittal on the basis that the evidence was insufficient to support a conviction; (2) applying a six-level enhancement under U.S.S.G. 2S1.1(b)(1) after finding that Defendant knew that the crime of money laundering involved the proceeds of drug trafficking; and (3) denying Defendant a reduction based on his allegedly having a “minor or minimal” role in the offense.