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Submitted: October 23, 2009

Before LOKEN, Chief Judge, MURPHY and MELLOY, Circuit Judges.

Richard Allen Lange was indicted on 55 counts of embezzlement, bank fraud, money laundering, and filing false tax returns. He pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a credit union employee in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 657 — diverting $11,000 of credit union funds to his personal account — and one count of filing a false tax return in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). At sentencing, the district court*fn1 found that Lange’s relevant criminal conduct resulted in a total loss of $249,691.01 to First Community Credit Union of Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Credit Union). This amount of theft loss increased Lange’s offense level by 12 levels, see U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1(b)(1)(G), resulting in an advisory guidelines sentencing range of 27 to 33 months in prison. The court granted a downward variance, sentenced Lange to 21 months in prison, and ordered him to pay restitution of $249,691.01. Lange appeals, arguing that the court erred by refusing to reduce the loss and restitution amounts by the value of commissions that he earned selling motor vehicles for the Credit Union. Reviewing the district court’s loss determinations for clear error, we affirm. See United States v. Boesen, 541 F.3d 838, 850-51 (8th Cir. 2008) (standard of review).

 
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