Ten defendants were charged in a 50-count indictment for their alleged roles in a complex mortgage fraud scheme. One of the defendants was acquitted of conspiracy but still ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture for a transaction charged only as part of the overarching conspiracy. This was plain error affecting the defendant's substantial rights. The district court's judgment is affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. United States v. Mason, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 10-10743, 07-02-2013.
United States v. Mason
July 12, 2013