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.
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Opinion Filed January 26, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Van Antwerpen
For Appellant: Robert A. Zauzmer, Office of the US Attorney
For Appellee: Anthony J. Petrone, Cogan Petrone & Associates