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Cocaine Defendant Loses on Speedy Trial, Severance Claims (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn his cocaine conspiracy conviction with claims of violations of the Speedy Trial Act and of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments; the 4th Circuit says the district court properly granted a continuance, rightly denied defendant’s motion to sever his trial from the trial of his alleged coconspirators and properly calculated defendant’s sentence. Defendant ...