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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Mohamed
Citation:600 F.3d 1000 (8th Cir. 2010)
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A co-conspirator, White, testified at trial that he helped people pass to Missouri commercial driver’s license examination by providing students a third party tester under contract with the government to administer the skills test, with answer answers to the written portion of the examination given to students under the guise of translation services. A man named Osman Abdullahi operated a business where he provided the translation services for the written portion and White bribed the testers to ensure the students passed the driving portion. White identified the defendant as one of Abdullahi’s business associations, and that the defendant knew about the arrangement between White and the testers.
At trial, Osman testified that the defendant sold him a Missouri commercial drivers license form D3R for $900. Another student testified that they were directed to the defendant to obtain a commercial drivers license. Two hours after meeting the defendant, the student had a form detailing that he completed teh commercial driver’s license skills document and test. Finally, there was evidence of phone calls between the defendant, the testers, White, and Abdullahi during the time of the conspiracy. Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
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