No. 88-5702.

896 F.2d 61 (1990)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Robert L. McCORMICK, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided February 12, 1990.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied March 7, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rebecca Ann Baitty (Rudolph L. DiTrapano, DiTrapano & Jackson, Charleston, W.Va., on brief), for defendant-appellant.

Michael Warren Carey, U.S. Atty. (Nancy C. Hill, Larry R. Ellis, Asst. U.S. Attys., Jacquelyn I. Custer, Sp. Asst. U.S. Atty., Charleston, W.Va., on brief), for plaintiff-appellee.

Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, CHAPMAN, Circuit Judge, and WILLIAMS, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting by designation.

Rehearing and Rehearing In Banc Denied March 7, 1990.

ERVIN, Chief Judge:

Robert L. McCormick appeals his conviction for extortion under color of official right in violation of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951, and for filing false income tax returns in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). On appeal, McCormick asserts that the payments he received were campaign contributions and that, therefore, the evidence did not support the jury's verdict. He further...

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