Defendant appealed from his conviction for conspiracy to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectible amount of cocaine. On appeal, defendant challenged several trial court rulings and argued that the trial court failed to instruct the jury properly. Defendant also challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and argued that his trial counsel was ineffective.
Where defendant’s accomplice’s testimony was corroborated by other independent evidence of defendant’s guilt, there was sufficient evidence to support conviction.
Judgment is affirmed.
U.S. v. Oliver (MLW No. 74565/Case No. 17-3627 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Doty, J. (Larry E. Reed, of Minneapolis, MN for appellant; Gary R. Wolf, of Farmington, MN on brief) (LeeAnn K. Bell, AUSA, of Minneapolis, MN for appellee)