Nos. 13-2017, 13-2047, 13-2072.

846 F.3d 417 (2017)

UNITED STATES, Appellee, v. Wendell RIVERA-RUPERTO, a/k/a Arsenio Rivera, Miguel Santiago-Cordero, Daviel Salinas-Acevedo, Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

January 13, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

H. Manuel Hernández , Maitland, FL, for appellant Wendell Rivera-Ruperto.

Ignacio Fernández de Lahongrais , San Juan, PR, for appellant Daviel Salinas-Acevedo.

Camille Lizarribar-Buxó on brief for appellant Miguel Santiago-Cordero.

Robert J. Heberle , Attorney, Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, with whom Juan Carlos Reyes-Ramos , Assistant United States Attorney, Nelson Pérez-Sosa , Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, and Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez , United States Attorney, were on brief, for appellee.

Before Torruella, Lipez, and Thompson, Circuit Judges.

In this appeal, Defendant-Appellants Wendell Rivera-Ruperto, Daviel Salinas-Acevedo, and Miguel Santiago-Cordero challenge various aspects of their trial and sentencing. For Rivera-Ruperto, this was his second of two trials, which were presided over by different district judges. Having separately addressed Rivera-Ruperto...

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