Tuesday, February 04, 2020

U.S. v. George (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2020)

You've got to wade through ten pages of prose to get there.  But it's worth it, if only to get to the money line of Judge Miller's opinion.  Which reads:

"George emphasizes that he targeted victims who had fallen behind on their mortgage payments, and he asserts that he did not cause them financial hardship because they were going to lose their homes anyway, even if he had not defrauded them. 'I stole only from those who were already poor' is not often advanced as an argument in mitigation, and we find it unpersuasive."