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No ‘Impossibility’ Defense for ‘Stash House Sting’ (access required)

Although police fabricated the existence of a drug cartel’s stash house containing cocaine, which defendant coconspirators planned to rob, defendant cannot use an “impossibility” defense against a conspiracy charge, and the 4th Circuit affirms defendants’ convictions on conspiracy and firearms charges. The Supreme Court has  yet to face a situation in which a confession’s reference to ...

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