USA v. Patrick Prendergast, Jr., No. 12-20660 (5th Cir. 2013)

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Case: 12-20660 Document: 00512448249 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/20/2013 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit No. 12-20660 FILED November 20, 2013 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee v. PATRICK ADOLPH PRENDERGAST, JR., Defendant - Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 4:11-CR-635 Before DAVIS, GARZA, and DENNIS, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Patrick Adolph Prendergast, Jr. ( Prendergast ), appeals from his conviction for knowingly using a materially false writing to obtain disaster relief benefits, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ยง 1040. Prendergast contends that the evidence of knowledge and materiality was insufficient and that the district court committed reversible error in denying his motion for mistrial based on an alleged Brady violation, in admitting hearsay evidence, in responding to two jury notes, in permitting a Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * Case: 12-20660 Document: 00512448249 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/20/2013 No. 12-20660 prejudicial variance, in allowing prosecutor statements that allegedly amounted to misconduct, and in calculating his Sentencing Guidelines range. We have considered the parties submissions and reviewed the record. Because we find no reversible error, we AFFIRM. 2