United States v. Reed, No. 13-359 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Defendants Reed, Johnson, and Gonzalez appealed their convictions for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, both in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1951, and one count of possession and use of a firearm during a crime of violence resulting in the death of another. The court concluded that Reed's Sixth Amendment right to counsel may well have attached when the Grand Jury voted a true bill of indictment against him. The court need not decide that question, however, because any error in admitting at trial the lineup identification of Reed was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. Other issues raised by defendants are considered in a summary order issued simultaneously with this opinion.