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US v. Kinsella, 09-1201

Defendant's conviction and sentence for oxycodone related offenses affirmed

US v. Kinsella, 09-1201, concerned a challenge to a conviction of defendant for conspiring to possess and distribute oxycodone, possessing oxycodone with intent to distribute,  and willfully failing to appear in court as required, and a 97-month sentence.  In affirming both the conviction and the sentence, the court held rejected defendant's claim of multiple instances of prosecutorial misconduct, and held that the district judge did not clearly err in his drug-quantity calculations.

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