Nos. 16-3861, 16-3862, 16-3864.

890 F.3d 697 (2018)

UNITED STATES of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. Jesse R. BENTON Defendant-Appellant. United States of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. John Frederick Tate, also known as John M. Tate Defendant-Appellant. United States of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. Dimitrios N. Kesari, also known as Dimitri Kesari Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: May 11, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jesse R. Benton, Pro Se, Louisville, KY, Angela L. Campbell , Attorney, Gary Dean Dickey, Jr. , Dickey & Campbell, Des Moines, IA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Joseph Patrick Cooney , U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Richard C. Pilger , U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section, Washington, DC, Sonja Ralston , U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before WOLLMAN and LOKEN, Circuit Judges, and NELSON, District Judge.

Jesse R. Benton, John Frederick Tate, and Dimitrios N. Kesari (Defendants) were convicted by a jury of causing false records, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 and 1519 (Count 2); causing false campaign expenditure reports, in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act), 52 U.S.C. §§ 30104(a...

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