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US v. Shamah, 09-2767

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By FindLaw Staff on October 12, 2010 3:07 PM

Conviction of Police Officer for RICO Violation Affirmed

US v. Shamah, 09-2767, concerned a challenge to a conviction of a former police officer for conspiracy in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and other offenses and a 232-month sentence.  In affirming the RICO conviction, the court held that the evidence was more than sufficient to show that defendant played a daily role in directing the affairs of the police department and the conspiracy between him and his co-conspirator was to rob drug dealers.  In affirming the sentence, the court held that the district court properly applied the sentencing guidelines and enhancements, and the disparity in sentencing was not substantively unreasonable.

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