No. 14-3060.

824 F.3d 1129 (2016)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee v. Queen NWOYE, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 10, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A.J. Kramer , Federal Public Defender, argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellant.

Karen P. Seifert , Assistant U.S. Attorney, argued the cause for appellee. On the brief were Elizabeth Trosman , Frederick Yette , James Sweeney , and David P. Saybolt , Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Dissenting opinion filed by Senior Circuit Judge SENTELLE.

A woman named Queen Nwoye was convicted of conspiring with her boyfriend, Adriane Osuagwu, to extort money from a prominent doctor with whom Nwoye had previously had an affair. At trial, Nwoye testified that she acted under duress: She said that Osuagwu repeatedly beat her and forced her to participate in the extortion...


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