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Double jeopardy bars cocaine conspiracy conviction (access required)

In reversing a conviction for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, the court found the government failed to prove that the conspiracies described in the 2006 and 2016 indictments, which involved the same conduct in the same geographic areas, were distinct, and thus the prosecution under the 2016 indictment violated the double jeopardy clause. Background In 2006, ...