11th Circuit Upholds Fraud Convictions, Finds No Error In Use Of Expert Testimony

(September 1, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 31 affirmed convictions and a 75-month sentence for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, finding that the district court did not err in allowing an expert to provide lay opinion testimony (United States of America v. Cliffort Variste, No. 14-12722, 11th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15326).

(Opinion available. Document #30-150911-011Z.)

The United States of America brought charges against Cliffort Variste in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Variste received...
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