US v. Boria, No. 08-2550 - Criminal Law - U.S. Third Circuit
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US v. Boria, No. 08-2550

District court's judgment of acquittal for defendant convicted of drug related crimes is reversed and remanded as, the district court was required to review the record in the light most favorable to the government and should not have overturned the verdict where the evidence presented at trial could lead a rational trier of fact to find defendant knew a controlled substance was involved in the transaction, particularly his co-conspirator's statement regarding his role.     

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Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Opinion Filed January 26, 2010

Judges

Before:  Fisher, Hardiman, and Van Antwerpen, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Van Antwerpen

Counsel:

For Appellant: Robert A. Zauzmer, Office of the US Attorney

For Appellee:   Anthony J. Petrone, Cogan Petrone & Associates