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Criminal Law Keyed to Ohlin
United States v. Villalobos
Citation:748 F.3d 953 (2014)
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The government was investigating Rabbi Amitai Yemeni, the director of the Los Angeles Chabad Israel Center, for helping Israeli nationals obtain visas to come work in the United States under the pretext that they were religious workers at the Center. However, did not actually work at the Center.
Orit Anjel came to the United States allegedly as a religious worker at the Center. She was accompanied by her husband, Avraham Anjel. Her husband received her paychecks and regularly cased the checks at a bank, and in turn, gave the money to Rabbi Yemeni. In 2009, she received a letter stating her termination at the Center.
Her husband engaged with the defendant, a lawyer, to help him recoup the money he had paid to Rabbi Yemeni. The defendant learned that the government was preparing to interview Orit as part of the investigation again Rabbi Yemeni, and the defendant. demanded payment from Rabbi Yemeni in return for Orit’s favorable testimony during Orit’s interview with the government. He was caught and convicted of attempted extortion. He appealed, arguing that the district court erred in telling the jury that all threats to testify are “wrongful” if made with the intent to induce or take advantage of fear.
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