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.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided September 25, 2009
Opinion by Dyk, Circuit Judge
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.