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US v. Sergio Velazquez, 12-3992

Conviction for selling cocaine in 2005 is reversed and remanded where defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was violated by the government when, after an initial effort to apprehend the defendant, the government's effort for nearly five years consisted only of running the defendant's name a handful of times through the National Crime Information Center database, despite other available leads.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/14/2014
  • Published 04/14/2014


  • Lipez


  • United States Third Circuit


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