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United States v. Taylor
Citation:816 F.3d 12 (2nd Cir. 2016)
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Taylor (Defendant) was a member of the Afro Dogs Motorcycle Club. The Government (Prosecution) investigated him for his suspected involvement in trafficking cocaine with the motorcycle club. He was charged and convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and seven counts of transaction structuring to evade currency reporting requirements. He appealed, arguing that there was insufficient evidence for the jury to infer an intent to commit the money laundering crimes because there was not a pattern of structured transactions.
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