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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
HENRY IRVING RAMER (15-6014 & 15-6402); JOHN G. WESTINE,JR. (16-5356),
Defendants-Appellants.
   Nos. 15-6014/6402/16-5356
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Frankfort.
No. 3:14-cr-00010—Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, District Judge.
Argued: December 6, 2017
Decided and Filed: February 26, 2018
Before: CLAY, GIBBONS, and BUSH, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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CLAY, Circuit Judge. Defendants John Westine and Henry Ramer (“Defendants”) appeal their convictions and sentences in their criminal cases involving charges of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341; money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956; and securities fraud, in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b). Defendants were convicted in separate jury trials. For the reasons set forth below, we AFFIRM both convictions and both sentences.



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BRIAN WILLIAMS,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Defendant-Appellee.
   No. 17-3211
Decided and Filed: February 26, 2018
Before: COLE, Chief Judge; BATCHELDER, MOORE, CLAY, GIBBONS,
ROGERS, SUTTON, COOK, GRIFFIN, KETHLEDGE, WHITE, STRANCH,
DONALD, THAPAR, BUSH, and LARSEN, Circuit Judges.


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ORDER
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A majority of the Judges of this Court in regular active service has voted for rehearing en banc of this case. Sixth Circuit Rule 35(b) provides as follows:

The effect of the granting of a hearing en banc shall be to vacate the previous opinion and judgment of this court, to stay the mandate and to restore the case on the docket sheet as a pending appeal.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED, that the previous decision and judgment of this court are vacated, the mandate is stayed and this case is restored to the docket as a pending appeal.



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
LE’ARDRUS BURRIS,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 16-3855
Decided and Filed: February 26, 2018
Before: COLE, Chief Judge; BATCHELDER, MOORE, CLAY, GIBBONS,
ROGERS, SUTTON, COOK, GRIFFIN, KETHLEDGE, WHITE, STRANCH,
DONALD, THAPAR, BUSH, and LARSEN, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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A majority of the Judges of this Court in regular active service has voted for rehearing en banc of this case. Sixth Circuit Rule 35(b) provides as follows:

The effect of the granting of a hearing en banc shall be to vacate the previous opinion and judgment of this court, to stay the mandate and to restore the case on the docket sheet as a pending appeal.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED, that the previous decision and judgment of this court are vacated, the mandate is stayed and this case is restored to the docket as a pending appeal.