United States v. Perez-Ceballos, No. 18-40036 (5th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit reversed defendant's conviction for bank fraud perpetrated upon a branch of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank under 18 U.S.C. 1344(1). The court held that there was insufficient evidence to show that defendant made false statements to Chase Bank or that she made false statements to another party while intending to obtain money from Chase Bank in a way that exposed Chase Bank to a risk of loss. Therefore, the government failed to prove that defendant defrauded the bank without an FDIC-insured victim.