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Court Upholds Khat Conspiracy Convictions (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendants’ convictions for conspiracy to traffic in khat, a leafy substance grown in Africa and containing the controlled substance cathinone, despite defendants’ challenges to jury instructions on how much the Somali native defendants knew about the legality of the substance they were selling. Thirteen defendants appealed, arguing the evidence was insufficient to ...

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