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Multiplicitous Counts

Where the District Court recognized that charging a defendant with two violations for one act improperly exposed him to multiplicitous counts and so merged the count, the government may present evidence that a defendant is both a felon and a ...

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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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