Nos. 21-30128, 21-30129.

83 F.4th 796 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Luke John SCOTT, Sr., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed October 6, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen R. Hormel (argued), Hormel Law Office, Spokane Valley, Washington, for Defendant-Appellant.

Tim Tatarka (argued), Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Billings, Montana; Kalah A. Paisley , Assistant United States Attorney; Jesse A. Laslovich , United States Attorney; United States Attorney's Office, Great Falls, Montana; for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before: Mark J. Bennett, Lawrence VanDyke, and Holly A. Thomas, Circuit Judges.


This is a consolidated appeal of two criminal cases, and we have jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3742 and 28 U.S.C. § 1291. In this opinion, we address two issues raised by Defendant-Appellant Luke Scott.1 In Appeal No. 21-30128, we hold that the government had jurisdiction...

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