U.S. v. BELL

No. 11-3018.

708 F.3d 223 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee v. Cooleridge BELL, also known as Coolridge Bell, also known as Carlton Bell, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided March 1, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard A. Portale argued the cause and filed the brief for appellant.

Trevor N. McFadden , Assistant U.S. Attorney, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were Ronald C. Machen, Jr. , U.S. Attorney, and Elizabeth Trosman , Chrisellen R. Kolb , John Han , and Anthony Scarpelli , Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Opinion for the Court filed by Senior Circuit Judge WILLIAMS.

WILLIAMS, Senior Circuit Judge:

Following a jury trial, appellant Cooleridge Bell was convicted of conspiring to possess and distribute one kilogram or more of PCP in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(iv). The district court sentenced Bell to 235 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release. On appeal, Bell claims his trial and sentencing were defective in several respects...


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