5th Circuit Vacates Forfeiture Order, Affirms Conviction, Sentence For Fraud

(September 21, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 14 vacated a federal judge in Texas’ preliminary forfeiture order against a defendant convicted of health care fraud, ruling that the judge erred when finding that forfeitable assets arising from comingled funds could be seized under 18 U.S. Code Section 982(a)(7) (United States of America v. Peter Victor Ayika, Nos. 15-50122, consolidated with 14-51093, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16826).

(Opinion available. Document #2016-0923-022Z.)

A panel composed of Fifth Circuit Judges E....
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