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Tag Archives: Drug Trafficking

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 ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Payments to Government Witness-Motion for New Trial

Defendant appealed from the denial of his motion for new trial following his conviction for drug-trafficking offenses, after it was discovered that the government had been unaware local police had made payments to a cooperating witness, the existence of which ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Life Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 40 years for several serious drug-trafficking and firearms offenses. The firearms convictions were later vacated due to an intervening judicial decision, and defendant’s case was remanded for resentencing. The district court found a ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Sufficiency of Evidence-Guidelines Range Calculation

Defendants appealed their convictions for drug trafficking crimes and the sentences imposed by the district court. On appeal, defendants challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting their convictions and the calculation of the Guidelines ranges by holding defendants responsible for ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Judgment of Acquittal-Sufficiency of Evidence

  Defendant was convicted of drug trafficking and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erroneously denied his motion for judgment of acquittal, asserting that the evidence was insufficient to support ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Motions to Suppress-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendants were indicted as part of a large drug-trafficking conspiracy, after an investigation involving the use of GPS trackers and telephone intercepts that led officers to seize methamphetamine and firearms from defendants’ residences and vehicles. At trial, defendants unsuccessfully moved ...

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