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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Cromitie
Citation:727 F.3d 192 (2d Cir. 2013)
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Cromitie (Defendant) and three other defendants were convicted of planning and attempting to carry out domestic terrorism offenses involving a plot to launch missiles at an Air National Guard base in New York and bomb two synagogues in the Bronx. A government confidential informant conducted an undercover investigation of Cromitie and the defendants for months, and he drove the defendants to a warehouse where the FBI had stored fake bombs and fake missiles. Cromitie argued that the evidence established an entrapment defense as a matter of law.
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