US v. Cabrera-Rivera, No. 08-1702 - U.S. First Circuit
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US v. Cabrera-Rivera, No. 08-1702

District court's conviction of defendant for crimes related to the robbery of an armored truck in Puerto Rico is vacated and remanded where, although the government established the required nexus to interstate commerce under the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. section 1951(a), defendant's Confrontation Clause rights were violated by the admission of hearsay evidence.   

Read US v. Cabrera-Rivera, No. 08-1702

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided September 25, 2009

Judges

Before:  Torruella, Seyla, and Dyk, Circuit Judges 

Opinion by  Dyk, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant: Dean Stowers 

For Appellee:  Julia M. Meconiates, Assistant United States Attorney, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, and Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney.