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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Abuelhawa v. United States
Citation:556 U.S. 816, 129 S.Ct. 2102, 173 L.Ed.2d 982 (2009)
Abuelhawa (Defendant) was charged with six felonies under 21 U.S.C. § 843 after he arranged to buy cocaine from a drug dealer over the phone. The United States’s (Prosecution) theory was that when he arranged to purchase the drugs over the phone, he used a communication facility “in causing or facilitating” the felony crimes, which violated the communication facility crime statute. The jury convicted him on all six felony counts.
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