United States v. Sandra Hatfield, David H. Brooks, Patricia Lennex

The trial of this case is ongoing. When the government rested, the defendants moved for judgment of acquittal on various counts. The District Court dismissed any counts brought under 18 USC § 1346 for defendants Hatfield and Brooks, but denied the motion for mistrial despite the inclusion of evidence and arguments on §1346. On September 14, 2010, the jury convicted Brooks of all 17 charges against him and Hatfield on 14 of the 16 charges against her.