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No Revocation for ‘Hearsay’ Heroin Charge (access required)

A district court that admitted and relied on hearsay evidence of defendant’s state-court heroin charge, nolle prossed after the chemist who authored the crime lab report failed to appear in state court, violated Rule 32.1 and the 4th Circuit vacates the district court order revoking defendant’s supervised release for an earlier robbery conviction. Defense counsel clearly ...