United States v. Norman, No. 13-2840 (2d Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Defendant, convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, appealed his sentence. The court concluded that the district court painstakingly calculated the Guidelines-recommended range of imprisonment, finding that the factual components of its calculations were supported by at least a preponderance of the evidence. The court rejected defendant's claims of procedural error that the district court improperly calculated his Guidelines offense level by inconsistently crediting parts of his trial testimony and that the district court improperly made findings as to loss amount, number of victims, role, and intent to obstruct justice. Further, the court concluded that defendant's 240-month term of imprisonment was substantively reasonable. Because the court found all of defendant's claims to be without merit, the court affirmed the judgment.