Monday, August 12, 2013

Engelmann appeal update

The Court of Appeal has denied Marc Engelmann's appeal of his conviction for mortgage fraud. Engelmann's appeal was based on four alleged errors by the District Court. He argued the District court erred because it:
1. Refused to give his requested jury instruction regarding the definition of good faith.
2. Refused to grant him a new trial because the investigating FBI agents were having a conversation in the hallway during a break.
3. Increased his base offense level by 12 for the amount of the loss involved in his convictions.
4. Ordered him to repay almost $400,000 in restitution.

The Court of Appeals affirmed Engelmann's conviction and sentence. He is currently incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana with a release date of 14 October 2014.

And just last week I had an attorney ask me to arrange to have the seller pay the buyer under the table for a "repair" credit. Unbelievable.