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US v. Romero-Padilla, No. 08-1817

Defendant's drug conspiracy conviction is affirmed where a conviction under 21 U.S.C. section 959(a) requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant actually knew or intended that a substance manufactured or distributed in violation of that section would be unlawfully imported into the U.S., and the government met this burden.

Read US v. Romero-Padilla, No. 08-1817

Appellate Information

Argued: September 1, 2009

Decided: October 7, 2009


Per Curiam


For Appellant:

Michael A. Young and Joyce C. London, Joyce C. London, P.C., New York, NY

For Appellee:

Marc P. Berger and Kevin R. Puvalowski, Assistant United States Attorney, New York, NY