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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
United States v. Anthony Salerno
Citation:481 U.S. 739 (1987)
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Salerno and Cafaro (defendants) were arrested and charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The allegations included fraud, extortion, gambling, and conspiracy to commit murder. The Government moved to have the defendants detained prior to trial pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3142(e). The Government offered evidence that Salerno was the boss and Cafaro was a captain of the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra, and two witnesses claimed Salerno was involved in two murder conspiracies. The trial court granted the Government’s detention motion.
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