Nos. 94-4007, 94-4096.

64 F.3d 372 (1995)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Willie M. AIKENS, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided August 23, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce W. Simon, Kansas City, MO, argued (Austin F. Shute, on the brief), for appellant

Christina Y. Tabor, Asst. U.S. Atty., Kansas City, MO, argued, for appellee.

Before MAGILL and HANSEN, Circuit Judges, and GOLDBERG, Judge.


A jury convicted Willie Mayes Aikens on four charges of crack cocaine distribution and one firearm offense. In addition, Mr. Aikens pleaded guilty to one associated charge of bribery. Mr. Aikens now appeals his convictions and sentence, making the following arguments: (1) the district court improperly denied his motion for judgment of acquittal based on entrapment; (2) the district court abused its discretion in refusing his proposed version of jury...

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