United States v. Gonzalez-Calderon, No. 17-1519 (1st Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court ordering Appellant to pay mandatory restitution in connection with his conviction of crimes arising from a conspiracy to steer telecommunications contracts with the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico to a company controlled by a co-conspirator through a rigged bidding process, holding that there was no error in the district court's restitution calculation.
The district court ordered Appellant to pay mandatory restitution of $408,208.42 pursuant to the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA), 18 U.S.C. 3663A(a)(1), (c)(1)(A) & (B). Because Appellant did not object to the restitution amount at sentencing the First Circuit reviewed the amount for plain error. The Court then affirmed, holding that the district court did not err in calculating the restitution amount.