Criminal Law Keyed to Lee
Roy v. United States
An informant for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Peppi Miller, helped officers in an undercover operation, to buy a handgun from Roy. Roy agreed to sell a handgun to Miller in exchange for $400, which Miller had received from BATF officers. Miller was given a tape recorder and transmitter to wear during his interaction with Roy. When Miller met Roy to buy the handgun, Miller was told to wait for Steve Ross to bring the gun and ammunition. When Rose met with Miller, Roy was close but was not directly involved in the dealing. Rose handed the gun to Miller but then immediately asked him to return the gun, which Miller did. Ross then loaded the gun and robbed Miller of the $400. Roy moved for a judgment of acquittal, contending that he had no direct involvement in the robbery.
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