No. 09-2144.

626 F.3d 29 (2010)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. James BUNCHAN, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided November 24, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Terrance J. McCarthy , for appellant.

Kelly Begg Lawrence , Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Carmen M. Ortiz , United States Attorney, was on brief, for appellee.

Before HOWARD and STAHL, Circuit Judges, and DiCLERICO, District Judge.

STAHL, Senior Circuit Judge.

Defendant-Appellant James Bunchan was convicted by a jury for use of a facility of interstate commerce in the commission of murder-for-hire and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. The case arose from Bunchan's efforts to hire someone to kill the people whom he expected to testify against him in a pending federal fraud prosecution. He now appeals his convictions and sentence, arguing that...

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