The appellant challenges the district court's calculation of the loss amount and its application of the sentencing enhancement for "mass-marketing." Because the district court deliberated in painstaking detail in this fact-intensive case, its loss-amount conclusions are entitled to significant deference. The mass marketing enhancement is supported by the defendants' use of advertisements in newspapers circulated to thousands of people and potentially more through online viewing. The district court's sentence is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-50614, 04-04-2013.
United States v. Morrison
April 9, 2013