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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Compulsion of Co-Defendant’s Testimony

Defendant appealed from his conviction for drug trafficking. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction and further challenged the trial court’s refusal to compel defendant’s co-defendant to testify. Where co-defendant who pleaded guilty remained in federal jeopardy, it violated the right against self-incrimination to force a co-defendant to take the stand ...