United States v. D'Amelio, No. 09-2541 (2d Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
The government appealed from the district court's decision vacating defendant's conviction of one count of attempted enticement of a minor and grant of his motion for a new trial under Fed. R. Crim. P. 33. The government argued that the district court erred because the deviation between the text of the indictment and the jury charge neither affected the "core criminality" proven at trial nor modified an "essential element" of the crime, nor did it leave defendant open to be charged again for the same offense. The court agreed with the government's contentions and therefore reversed the district court's decision and remanded for further proceedings.