United States v. Gonsalves, No. 15-1194 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the convictions of brothers Stanley Gonsalves and Joshua Gonsalves, who were convicted on multiple counts arising from their operation of an oxycodone-trafficking ring. The court held (1) the district court did not err in denying Joshua’s motion to suppress the evidence seized the night of his February 2012 arrest; (2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Joshua’s and Stanley’s motions for a mistrial; (3) the evidence was sufficient to support Stanley’s convictions; and (4) Stanley’s sentence was procedurally reasonable because any error in calculating his Guidelines sentencing range did not impact his substantial rights.