US v. Leon-Quinones, No. 07-1395 - U.S. First Circuit
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US v. Leon-Quinones, No. 07-1395

Defendant's conviction for robbing two banks and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a robbery is affirmed where: 1) there was sufficient evidence that defendant used a real firearm during the robbery of one of the banks; 2) the district court committed no clear or obvious error in allowing a witness to identify defendant; and 3) the district court did not abuse its discretion in allowing the prosecutor to ask witnesses leading questions when they returned to the stand to identify defendant.    

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Appellate Information

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

Decided December 7, 2009

Judges

Before:  Torruella, Baldock, and Howard, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Howard, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:   Guillermo A. Macari-Grillo

For Appellee:  Vernon B. Miles, Assistant United States Attorney, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division and Thomas F. Klumper, Assistant United States Attorney