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Methamphetamine; Evidence

Where a criminal defendant convicted of methamphetamine charges objected to the introduction of evidence that he restrained, beat and tattooed a man in an effort to obtain payment for drugs, the evidence was properly admitted. The victim was threatened with ...

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Methamphetamine; ‘Organizer’

Where the District Court applied a four-level increase to the sentence of a criminal defendant based on a finding that he was an “organizer” of a criminal activity involving five or more people, the evidence showed that defendant recruited other ...

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Right to Call; Fifth Amendment

Where a criminal defendant did not meet his burden of showing that testimony of a witness, who also faced charges arising from the drug transaction, would be material and favorable to his defense, the District Court did not violate the ...

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Enhancement; Career Offender

Where a District Court applied a career-offender enhancement to defendant’s sentence for pleading guilty to 11 robberies based on five prior robbery convictions, the previous convictions did not occur on the same occasion and were not part of a common ...

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8th U.S. Court of Appeals

Civil Opinions BANKRUPTCY Turnover Duty; Possession; Check Funds Where a Chapter 7 debtor?s petition did not list several checks which had been written prior to his filing but not yet honored, the trustee could not compel the debtor to turn ...

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BANKRUPTCY Foreclosure Sale; Property Transfer; Motion To Set Aside Where a debtor moved to set aside a property transfer from a foreclosure sale, the grant of the debtor’s request must be reversed and remanded for the District Court to determine ...

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