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United States v. Doerr

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
886 F.2d 944 (7th Cir. 1989)


Doerr, Pixley, et al. (defendants) operated three strip clubs that were allegedly fronts for a prostitution conspiracy. The prosecution sought to introduce into evidence two statements against the defendants as admissions by party opponents under the coconspirator exception. The first statement was made by Pixley in a conversation with Meyer, a club regular, about how one of the clubs having a curtain up over the window “was asking for problems with the police.” The second statement was Doerr mocking his half-brother by saying he could not believe that his half-brother “didn’t know what’s going on [in the strip clubs].” The trial court allowed the statements and found Doerr, Pixley, et al. guilty of the prostitution conspiracy. Doerr, Pixley, et al. appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Ripple, J.)

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