Nos. 131, 132, Docket Nos. 97-1221, 97-1466.

158 F.3d 655 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Raul LUCIANO, also known as Roline, also known as Raul Luciano; Richard Rodriguez; Armando Luciano, also known as Mando; Angel Santiago, also known as Chino; Edward Parrett; Harry Rodriguez; Victor Cochran, also known as Fat Vic; Enrico Maturo; Josue Santana, also known as Chepo, also known as Joshua Santana; Edgardo Carmona; Efran Rodriguez; Ronald Fassett; Charles Fassett; Anthony Cesario; Jesus Cepeda; Elizabeth Rodriguez; Gary Vaspasiano, and William Tienken, Jr., Defendants, Juan Cintron, Defendant-Appellant, Frank Michael Parise, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided October 15, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bettina Schein, New York, NY (Bruce Cutler, on the brief) for Defendant-Appellant Parise.

(Eileen Mc Gann, West Redding, CT) for Defendant-Appellant Cintron.

Alex V. Hernandez, Assistant United States Attorney, Bridgeport, CT (John H. Durham, United States Attorney, District of Connecticut, on the brief) for Appellee.

Before: FEINBERG, JACOBS, and SACK, Circuit Judges.


Defendants-appellants Frank Michael Parise and Juan Cintron mount a number of challenges to their convictions and sentences. By summary order issued today, we have addressed all but one of their claims. We publish to address Parise's claim that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. The conduct of Parise's trial counsel was unprofessional, but we find that Parise suffered no prejudice within the meaning of Strickland v. Washington,

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