In a prosecution of defendant for conducting an illegal gambling business and sponsoring and exhibiting animals in cockfights, district court's denial of his motion for acquittal is affirmed as there was significant evidence in the record that defendant derived economic benefits from the fact that he knowingly allowed and encouraged gambling to take place at his establishment.
Argued: January 20, 2010
Decided and Filed: February 12, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Clay
For Appellant: Jonathan M. Holcomb, Holcomb Law Office
For Appellee: M. Neil Smith Jr., Assistant US Attorney