United States v. Rosa United States v. Rosa

United States v. Rosa

C02.40393; 493 F.2d 1191 (1974)

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MANSFIELD, Circuit Judge: This appeal from a judgement of conviction entered after a jury trial before Judge Charles L. Brieant, Jr. in the Southern District of New York brings to us a narcotics case with a factual outline and charges familiar to all who regularly read these pages. Appellant Ralph Rosa and co-defendant Alphonso Beauchamp were convicted on a three-count indictment charging them with conspiring to distribute cocaine (21 U.S.C. § 846), possessing one-eighth of a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute (21 U.S.C. §§ 812, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)), and finally assaulting a federal agent (18 U.S.C. § 111). For the most part the evidence supporting these charges reveals what has become almost a stereotyped fact pattern. On an evening in February, 1973, William Simpson, a Special Agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and Nat James, a government informant, met Rosa and Beauchamp at the latter's apartment for the closing of a narcotics sale. After some pleasantries Simpson quickly turned to business, asking Rosa if he had the cocaine. Rosa reported that he had only one-eighth of a kilogram, which was half of the agreed-upon amount, but that he could obtain it in 20 minutes. Brief negotiations over price followed, during which Rosa served as interpreter for Beauchamp, who spoke only Spanish. When Simpson and Beauchamp had finally agreed upon a price, Beauchamp left to pick up the remainder of the cocaine. Rosa, apparently a congenial host, offered Simpson and James some cocaine to taste while they awaited Beauchamp's return.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
1974
26 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
9
Pages
PUBLISHER
LawApp Publishers
SIZE
61.3
KB

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