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Bogdanov v. People

Colorado Supreme Court
955 P.2d 997 (1997)


Facts

Branko Bogdanov (defendant) and three women entered a warehouse clothing store with the intent to commit theft. While two of the women distracted sales clerks at one end of the store, Bogdanov held up a large pair of pants while the third woman slipped into the office and took about $2,200 in cash and $1,100 in checks from a safe. Bogdanov was convicted under a complicity theory of second-degree burglary of a warehouse and theft and of criminal conspiracy to commit theft. Bogdanov appealed, arguing that the trial court’s instruction on complicity violated his due process rights.

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