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United States v. Melo

Posing as Russian mobsters seeking to purchase a business, federal agents hop on a plane to the Azores with “The Codfather,” a fishing magnate, accompanied by a Bristol County, Mass. officer who helps the Codfather smuggle unreported cash. First Circuit: No need to reconsider the officer’s conviction. (The officer gets eight months home confinement. The Codfather gets four years in prison.)


Tags: 2020, Evidence, Fifth Amendment, First Circuit

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