No. 76-2401.

551 F.2d 733 (1977)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Richard CALLAHAN, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided March 28, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy J. Potts, Summers, Potts, Burke & Hildebrand, Richard Callahan, Robert E. Sweeney, Sweeney, Mahon & Vlad, Cleveland, Ohio, for defendant-appellant.

Frederick M. Coleman, U. S. Atty., Cleveland, Ohio, Richard S. Stolker, Crim. Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before LIVELY and ENGEL, Circuit Judges, and FEIKENS, District Judge.

FEIKENS, District Judge.

This is an appeal from a jury conviction on three counts of an indictment charging violations of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1951, 1952. Appellant is a business agent for Local 17 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Ironworkers, located in Lorain County, Ohio. He was charged with having extorted $1510.00 from the K & B Engineering Company, a Texas-based construction contractor which in August...


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