No. 19-2253, No. 19-2262, No. 20-1274.

73 F.4th 24 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. José R. ANDINO-MORALES, Defendant, Appellant. United States of America, Appellee, v. José D. Folch-Colón, Defendant, Appellant. United States of America, Appellee, v. Anibal Miranda-Montañez, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

July 11, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Ramos-Pagan , for appellant José R. Andino-Morales.

Laura Maldonado-Rodríguez , for appellant José D. Folch-Colón.

Victor A. Ramos-Rodríguez , for appellant Anibal Miranda-Montañez.

Francisco A. Besosa-Martínez , Assistant United States Attorney, with whom W. Stephen Muldrow , United States Attorney, and Mariana E. Bauzá-Almonte , Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, were on brief, for appellee.

Before Barron, Chief Judge, Thompson, Circuit Judge, and Burroughs, District Judge.

These consolidated appeals arise out of the federal investigation into the criminal activities of La Asociación ÑETA ("ÑETA"), an organization whose members allegedly trafficked contraband and carried out murders-for-hire throughout several prisons in Puerto Rico. The three appellants in this case — Jos...


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