United States v. Camacho-Santiago, No. 14-2232 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of drug trafficking. The trial judge sentenced Defendant to 360 months’ imprisonment. Defendant appealed, arguing, inter alia, that the evidence was insufficient to convict him of the one conspiracy charged, that the district court erred in admitting certain hearsay evidence, and that the district court read testimony back to the jury during deliberations without taking adequate steps to ensure the jury did not place undue weight on what it heard. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the evidence was sufficient to sustain Defendant’s conviction as a member of the conspiracy charged in the indictment and proven at trial; and (2) there were no other reversible errors in the record below.