Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Sentence and conviction of multiple defendants for drug conspiracy and related crimes involving corrupt police officers is affirmed where: 1) defendants did not offer evidence to prove a variance between the conspiracy charged and that proven, and the evidence presented by the government was sufficient to establish defendants' participation in the overall conspiracy; 2) defendant's section 924(c) conviction is supported by sufficient evidence that he carried a firearm during and in relation to the the attempted ripoff; 3) district court did not err in denying a defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal and motion for a new trial based on evidence of quantity of drugs; 4) defendant's conviction under section 924(c) is affirmed as it was reasonably foreseeable that a co-conspirator would have used a weapon during the ripoff; 5) district court did not clearly err in finding that defendant was not entitled to a minor role reduction in his offense level; and 6) district court did not commit clear error in applying a four-level enhancement for use of body armor.
Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued June 5, 2009
Decided September 17, 2009
Opinion by Tinder, Circuit Judge