In 2008, DEA agents arrested Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in Bangkok, Thailand, during a sting operation in which agents posed as buyers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC. After a delay of two years in extraditing Bout from Thailand, he was transferred to New York where he was charged in the U.S…. Continue Reading
Roy Black, appeal, Dr. Arthur Jordan, confrontation clause, controlled substances, government expert witness, prescriptions, legitimate medical purpose
The oral arguments in the Conrad Black and Bruce Weyrauch cases last week portend the demise of honest services mail fraud. We expect the Supreme Court to declare 18 U.S.C. 1346 unconstitutionally vague.
In Abuelhawa v. United States, the Supreme Court held that using a telephone to make a misdemeanor drug purchase does not “facilitate” felony drug distribution in violation of 21 U.S.C. 843(b).