No. 81-2617.

709 F.2d 454 (1983)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. James WORMICK, Jr., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 2, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William M. Doty, Jr., Russo, Doty & Associates, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

John H. Newman, Asst. U.S. Atty., Dan K. Webb, U.S. Atty., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WOOD and ESCHBACH, Circuit Judges, and HOFFMAN, Senior District Judge.

ESCHBACH, Circuit Judge.

The defendant appeals his conviction on five counts of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1341 through a mail fraud scheme designed to defraud State Farm Insurance by the submission of false automobile accident and theft claims. For the reasons below, we affirm in part and reverse in part.


The evidence adduced at Wormick's trial, taken in the light most favorable to the government, indicates that Wormick was involved in an insurance...

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