Nos. 90-1463, 90-1464.

971 F.2d 1302 (1992)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Frank John SCHWEIHS, Defendant-Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Anthony F. DADDINO, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 6, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark A. Flessner, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Office of U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Barry R. Elden, Asst. U.S. Atty., Office of U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee U.S.

Allan A. Ackerman and Sharon G. Kramer (argued), Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant Frank J. Schweihs.

John L. Sullivan, Chicago (argued), for defendant-appellant Anthony F. Daddino.

Before POSNER and MANION, Circuit Judges, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

The fifteen counts of the indictment of Schweihs and Daddino all involved the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951. The Act punishes anyone who affects interstate commerce by extortion, or attempts or conspires so to do. COUNT ONE charged Schweihs and Daddino with conspiring with each other and other persons to affect interstate commerce by extortion of money from William R. Wemette and Leonard Cross. The conspiracy allegedly began in...

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