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United States v. Hogan
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The Hogan brothers were arrested of and subsequently convicted of importing marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Their pilot, Mr. Carpenter, was arrested in Mexico, at a landing strip, where a drug transfer was to occur. The authorities found fifteen thousand dollars on the airplane and six thousand pounds of marijuana in a truck parked near the landing strip. Mr. Carpenter was taken into custody by Mexican officials. Shortly after his arrest, Mr. Carpenter gave statements that implicated himself and the Hogan brothers in a conspiracy. Mr. Carpenter was subsequently released and returned to the United States. He was called to testify in a related case and denied that there was any drug conspiracy involving himself or the Hogan brothers. He also testified that the statements he gave while he was imprisoned in Mexico were not true.
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