Nos. 81-2206, 81-2207.

683 F.2d 195 (1982)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. James Lee HINTON and Arthur Dixson, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 8, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald Morano, Chicago, Ill., for Dixson.

Richard D. Trainor, Chicago, Ill., for Hinton.

Terry G. Harn, Asst. U. S. Atty., Peoria, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before PELL, Circuit Judge, FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge, and ESCHBACH, Circuit Judge.

PELL, Circuit Judge.

The appellants, Arthur Dixson and James Lee Hinton, were found guilty by a jury of violating 18 U.S.C. § 201(c)(1) and (2) by soliciting money in exchange for the award of housing rehabilitation contracts funded under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5301-5320 (Supp. III 1979) (the Act). Dixson and Hinton were, respectively, the Executive Director and Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator of a community...

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