No. 16-14253.

884 F.3d 1103 (2018)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jon Craig NELSON, Michael Skillern, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

March 8, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roberta Josephina Bodnar , U.S. Attorney's Office-FLM, Ocala, FL, Rachelle DesVaux Bedke , Arthur Lee Bentley, III , James A. Muench , Sara C. Sweeney , U.S. Attorney's Office, Tampa, FL, David M. Lieberman , U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Adeel Bashir , Alec Fitzgerald Hall , Yvette Clair Gray , Federal Public Defender's Office, Tampa, FL, Rosemary Cakmis , Donna Lee Elm, Federal Public Defender's Office, Orlando, FL, for Jon Craig Nelson.

Stanley G. Schneider , Casie Lynn Gotro , Schneider & McKinney, PC, Houston, TX, Michael Maddux , Michael P. Maddux, PA, Tampa, FL, for Michael Skillern.

Before MARCUS and NEWSOM, Circuit Judges, and MOORE, District Judge.

Defendants Michael Skillern and Jon Craig Nelson appeal their convictions for mail fraud, wire fraud, and associated conspiracies, all of which arose out of their efforts to peddle non-existent gold to the public through their company, Own Gold LLC. Although Skillern and Nelson have raised a number of issues on appeal, our...

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