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Case No. 20-0629

State of Iowa
v.
Gabriel Jauregui

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Gabriel Jauregui

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Josh Irwin, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0629
Date Published:
Apr 28, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Tod Deck, Judge.  DISTRICT COURT ORDER VACATED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Mullins, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J. (9 pages)

            Gabriel Jauregui appeals an order for victim restitution following his guilty-plea conviction.  He claims the “district court erred in assessing restitution which was not causally related to the admitted acts underlying the offense of conviction, and in an amount unsupported by the evidence.”  OPINION HOLDS: We find Jauregui’s conduct was a factual cause of the damages and the harm falls within the scope of liability.  We determine only an award in the amount of $1900.00 is supported by substantial evidence.  We vacate the district court’s restitution order and remand the matter to the district court to enter an order for restitution in that amount.

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