United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
335 F.3d 170 (2d Cir. 2003)
Charles Jackson (defendant) and Steve Brown were charged with conspiring to import cocaine. Brown agreed to a plea bargain. During Brown’s plea hearing, Brown pled guilty to the charges, but stated that he did not supervise Jackson as part of the conspiracy and did not ask Jackson to smuggle any cocaine. At Jackson’s trial, Jackson sought to introduce Brown’s statements into evidence. The district court declined to permit Jackson’s introduction of the statements. A jury convicted Jackson, who appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McLaughlin, J.)
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