Nos. 89-1616, 89-1697 and 89-1707.

906 F.2d 1285 (1990)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Robert JOHNSON, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Miguel RAMIREZ, a/k/a Lucas Gonzales, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellant, v. Robert JOHNSON, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided July 3, 1990.

Rehearing Denied August 8, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sharon Kramer, Chicago, Ill., for appellant Johnson and Michael D. Abzug, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant Ramirez.

Robert L. Teig, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for appellee.

Before WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge, and HEANEY, Senior Circuit Judge, and WEBB, District Judge.

WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge.

Robert Johnson and Miguel Ramirez appeal their convictions and sentences for drug related offenses. The government cross-appeals Johnson's sentence. We affirm.


Ramirez met Fernando Casas-Torres in Colombia, South America, in 1986. Ramirez invited Casas-Torres to make money selling cocaine. He offered to supply Casas-Torres with any amount of drugs he wanted. The two soon began an operation in which Ramirez supplied...

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