Nos. 82-1206, 82-1207.

704 F.2d 974 (1983)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Sadik XHEKA and Beha Xheka, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided April 6, 1983.

Rehearing Denied June 7, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald N. Novelle, Serpico, Novelle, Dvorak & Navigato, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Robert A. Novelle, Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellants.

Louis M. Fischer, Crim. Div., Dept. Justice, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before PELL and CUDAHY, Circuit Judges, and BONSAL, Senior District Judge.

PELL, Circuit Judge.

Defendants appeal convictions on charges stemming from a fire that destroyed their downtown Chicago restaurant. Sadik "Sonny" Xheka and Beha "Billy" Xheka were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to damage or destroy a building used in interstate commerce by means of an explosive in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 844(i). Sonny was also convicted of the substantive offense of violation of section 844(i), while co-defendant Chris Callas...


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