U.S. v. ZAPATA

No. 88-1304.

871 F.2d 616 (1989)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Orlando ZAPATA, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 24, 1989.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rene A. Sotorrio, Law Office of Rene A. Sotorrio, Coconut Grove, Fla., for defendant-appellant.

Mel S. Johnson, Asst. U.S. Atty., Patricia J. Gorence, U.S. Atty., Milwaukee, Wis., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before BAUER, Chief Judge, FLAUM and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.


RIPPLE, Circuit Judge.

This is a direct appeal of a criminal conviction. After a jury trial, the defendant-appellant, Orlando Zapata, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and travel in interstate commerce to facilitate the illicit activity. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846; 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)(3). The district court sentenced the defendant to serve a total term of imprisonment of...

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