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US v. Hutchinson, No. 07-1204

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By FindLaw Staff on July 27, 2009 5:30 PM

Defendants' drug convictions and sentences are affirmed in part, where the District Court's RICO instructions were adequate because they required that the members of the alleged RICO enterprise shared a common purpose, that they interacted or associated in some way to advance this shared purpose, and that the members of the enterprise so functioned long enough to complete a pattern of racketeering activity; but reversed in part, where Defendants' convictions for both drug conspiracy and for participating in a continuing criminal enterprise amounted to double jeopardy.

Read US v. Hutchinson, No. 07-1204

Appellate Information

Filed July 27, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gorsuch

Counsel

For Appellants:

Howard A. Pincus, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Denver, CO

Raymond P. Moore, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Denver, CO

For Appellees:

James C. Murphy, Assistant United States Attorney, Denver, CO

Troy A. Eid, United States Attorney, Denver, CO

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