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Abuelhawa v. United States
Citation:556 U.S. 816 (2009)
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Defendant bought cocaine from Said twice, while Said’s phone was unknowingly tapped by law enforcement. Defendant called Said six times in total to facilitate his two purchases, each of a 1 gram. Defendant was charged not with 2 misdemeanors in accordance with typical law enforcement, but rather with 6 felonies, one for each phone call under the theory that the phone calls facilitated Said’s felonies under 21 USC § 843(b).
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