Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
United States v. Michelena-Orovio
Undercover agents met with Defendant and others and represented themselves as smugglers who wished to coordinate the shipment of marijuana. Once the terms were agreed upon, a ship sailed from Columbia with Defendant on-board. The undercover agents alerted the Coast Guard, which intercepted the ship and discovered large amounts of marijuana. Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to import marijuana and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. The Court of Appeals panel affirmed the first count, but not the second count. The Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case.
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