Nos. 658, 675-677, 679, 680, 682, Dockets 89-1139, 89-1146, 89-1181, 89-1224, 89-1225, 89-1297, 89-1376.

906 F.2d 814 (1990)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Moe TILLEM, et al., Defendants. Appeal of Thomas OVERTON, Desmond Larrier, Astley Campbell, Elissa Cohen-Deutsch, a/k/a "Lisa", Bernard Taynor, Albert Simms, Harvey Cohen, Carl Bower, Defendants-Appellants. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee-Cross-Appellant, (Re: 89-1225) v. Moe TILLEM, et al., Defendants. Appeal of Elissa COHEN-DEUTSCH, Defendant-Appellant Cross-Appellee. (Re: 89-1225).

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided June 19, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel H. Murphy, II, New York City, for defendant-appellant Albert Simms.

James C. Sherwood, New York City (Kathyrn Keneally, Kostelanetz Ritholz Tigue & Fink, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Carl Bower.

Lloyd Epstein, New York City (Epstein, Hus & Weil, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Desmond Larrier.

Barry Gene Rhodes, Brooklyn, N.Y., for defendant-appellant Thomas Overton.

Brian Barrett, New York City (Howard W. Goldstein, Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Astley Campbell.

Michael Shapiro, New York City (Barry I. Slotnick, Mark M. Baker, Slotnick & Baker, and Lori E. Mann, Law Graduate, on the brief, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Bernard Taynor.

Sean F. O'Shea, Asst. U.S. Atty., E.D.N.Y., Brooklyn, N.Y. (Andrew J. Maloney, U.S. Atty., David C. James, Emily Berger, and Eric Friedberg, Asst. U.S. Attys., of counsel), for appellee the U.S.


CARDAMONE, Circuit Judge:

This appeal focuses on employees of the New York City Department of Health who inspect Manhattan restaurants to determine whether they comply with the City Health Code. Before us are six defendants all of whom, except for one, were employees of the Department of Health, and all of whom were convicted of extorting restaurant owners to pay them money or give them free meals in order to pass inspection. What is revealed in the record is not...

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