US v. Vilches-Navarrete, 06-1942
Conviction and sentence for cocaine possession in violation of Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act ("MDLEA") and conspiracy to distribute cocaine is affirmed over defendant's claims that: 1) the MDLEA is unconstitutional; 2) the district court lacked jurisdiction; 3) the district court erroneously refused to suppress evidence; 4) there was insufficient evidence to sustain his conviction; and 5) his sentence was unreasonable under Booker; and 6) cumulative errors in the case prejudiced his right to a fair trial.
- Decided 04/10/2008
- Published 04/10/2008
- TORRUELLA, Circuit Judge, opinion of the court except as to Part II(A); dissenting in Part II(A).1, Before TORRUELLA, LYNCH, and HOWARD, Circuit Judges.
- United States First Circuit
- For Appellant:
- J. Michael McGuinness, with whom The McGuinness Law Firm was on brief, for appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Mariana E. Bauzá-Almonte, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, and Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, were on brief, for appellee.