US v. Cabrera-Rivera, No. 08-1702
District court's conviction of defendant for crimes related to the robbery of an armored truck in Puerto Rico is vacated and remanded where, although the government established the required nexus to interstate commerce under the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. section 1951(a), defendant's Confrontation Clause rights were violated by the admission of hearsay evidence.
Read US v. Cabrera-Rivera, No. 08-1702
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided September 25, 2009
Before: Torruella, Seyla, and Dyk, Circuit Judges
Opinion by Dyk, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Dean Stowers
For Appellee: Julia M. Meconiates, Assistant United States Attorney, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, and Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney.
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.