US v. Rivera-Rivera, 05-1567
Conviction for conspiracy to distribute drugs and possession or use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) "bad acts" evidence of defendant's drug-related activities was inadmissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b); 2) the evidence's unfairly prejudicial effect substantially outweighed its probative value; and 3) the district court failed to instruct the jury regarding limitations on their use of Rule 404(b) evidence.
- Decided 02/16/2007
- Published 02/16/2007
CYR, Senior Circuit Judge., Before BOUDIN, Chief Judge, CYR, Senior Circuit Judge, and LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.
United States First Circuit
Michael R. Hasse for appellant.
Juan E. Milanés, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, and Germán A. Rieckehoff, Assistant United States Attorney, were on brief for appellee.