United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. VILLAFRANCA, 99-4059

A local prosecutor's fixing of drug cases interfered with or facilitated narcotics trafficking sufficient to create an effect on interstate commerce, since drugs are traded on an interstate market, thus satisfying the interstate commerce element of the Hobbs Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/25/2001
  • Published 07/25/2001



  • United States Fifth Circuit