No. 90-2306.

936 F.2d 903 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Columbus EWINGS, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 2, 1991.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied August 8, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Philip A. Guentert, Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Barry R. Elden, Asst. U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, Ill., for U.S.

Gregory J. Schlesinger, Schlesinger & Krasny, Chicago, Ill., for Ewings.

Before POSNER, FLAUM, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied August 8, 1991.

FLAUM, Circuit Judge.

When Debra Ewing1 died of muscular dystrophy at age 31, her uncle, the Reverend Columbus Ewings, collected over $970,000 as the beneficiary of numerous insurance policies on her life. Between 1971 and 1982, Reverend Ewings had applied for and purchased twenty insurance policies on the life of his niece from nine different companies, naming himself as the...

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