No. 82-5841.

727 F.2d 1055 (1984)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Vito ALBERTI, a/k/a Joe Lamport, Jorge Merlano Sierra, a/k/a George Merlano, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

March 19, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William N. DeCarlis, Gainesville, Fla., for Alberti.

Donald I. Bierman, Bierman, Sonnett, Beiley & Shohat, P.A., Robert M. Duboff, Benedict P. Kuehne, Miami, Fla., for defendants-appellants.

Michael T. Simpson, Asst. U.S. Atty., Pensacola, Fla., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before TJOFLAT and FAY, Circuit Judges, and WISDOM, Senior Circuit Judge.

FAY, Circuit Judge:

Appellants Vito Alberti and Jorge Merlano Sierra appeal their convictions by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida on charges of conspiracy with intent to distribute marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 846 (1966), and conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States contrary to 21 U.S.C. §§ 952(a) and 963 (1966). Appellants present several significant issues for consideration by...

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