Nos. 11-10209, 11-10242.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. W. SCOTT HARKONEN, M.D., Defendant-Appellant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. W. SCOTT HARKONEN, M.D., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed March 4, 2013.



A jury convicted Defendant W. Scott Harkonen of wire fraud for issuing a fraudulent press release. The district court sentenced Harkonen to three years probation and a $20,000 fine. Harkonen appeals his conviction, and the government cross-appeals Harkonen's sentence. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and affirm Harkonen's conviction and sentence.

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