United States v. Daniels, et al., No. 12-30413 (5th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendants appealed their sentences and convictions for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The court affirmed in part, vacated and remanded in part, concluding that there was insufficient evidence to support the finding that defendants conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; but, because drug quantity was not a an essential element of a conspiracy offense, the court reversed only as to the drug quantity finding, as there was sufficient evidence to support the conspiracy conviction; and the court was unpersuaded by defendants' remaining claims of error.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on September 5, 2013.