Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Seventh Circuit -- USA v. Ron Collins

Sufficient foundation for taped phone calls, as there was custody and control of the tapes after they arrived from the informant in Mexico.  Gaps in custody go to weight, not admissibility.

Law enforcement expert testimony at trial as to the argot on the tapes did not impermissibly go to intent.

Manager/supervisor sentencing bump upheld, as there were minions involved.

USA v.   Ron Collins
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