United States v. Seward, No. 18–1519 (1st Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of failing to register in federal court. Appellant had moved from Massachusetts to New York and did not register, and was indicted in Massachusetts federal court. Appellant sought review of his conviction on the grounds that the venue was improper.
Holding: 1st Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Appellant’s conviction, holding that venue for a federal failure to register offense is proper in the departure jurisdiction.