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									Nos. 05-1302 & 05-1303 (consolidated) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff-Appellee, v. HAIDER BOKHARI and QASIM BOKHARI Defendants-Appellants.

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ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN (Honorable Rudolph T. Randa) (No. 04-CR-56) BRIEF FOR APPELLEE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA R. HEWITT PATE

Assistant Attorney General

MAKAN DELRAHIM SCOTT D. HAMMOND MARVIN N. PRICE, JR. CARLA M. STERN JASON C. TURNER Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice 209 S. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60604

Deputy Assistant Attorneys General

JOHN J. POWERS, III JAMES J. FREDRICKS Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 307-1403

Attorneys

Attorneys

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STATEMENT CONCERNING ORAL ARGUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES PRESENTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 STATEMENT OF THE CASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 STATEMENT OF THE FACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 I. The E-Rate Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. Defrauding the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 III. Laundering The Proceeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 IV. Sentencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 STANDARD OF REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 ARGUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 I. The Sentences Are Reasonable and any Error for Failure to Rule on Guidelines Issues and Ranges Caused Defendants No Prejudice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 A. B. The Intended Loss Was Over $7 Million . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Defendants Were Not Prejudiced By The District Court’s Failure To Resolve their Other Objections To The PSR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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The PSR Rightly Found Sophisticated Means of Money Laundering and an Aggravating Role by Qasim Bokhari in that Laundering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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1. The Sophisticated Means to Launder the Illegal Proceeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2. Qasim Bokhari
								
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