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Appellants challenge their convictions, entered after a ten-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Maletz, J.), on forty-eight counts of a forty-nine count indictment for crimes arising out of a conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine. On appeal, they raise issues common to all appellants, principally a claim of prosecutorial misconduct relating to a potential defense witness. Individual appellants raise challenges to, inter alia, the conduct of the prosecutor in summation, the sufficiency of the evidence, and the admission of certain evidence at trial. Although none of the 930*930 claims raised requires reversal, appellants have highlighted trial conduct of the Assistant United States Attorney ("AUSA") that gives us pause. We affirm the convictions in all respects, but not without noting our concern for the prosecutor's tactics.


850 F.2d 927 (1988)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Gilberto PINTO, Luis Moreno, Eduardo Vence, a/k/a "Bolo", Enrique Moreno, Sylvio Sinisterra, Hugo Enriquez, Frederico Gonzalez, Omar Ramirez, Tina Ramirez, Carlos Marin-Orozco, Cesar Castano, Defendants, Eduardo Vence, a/k/a "Bolo", Cesar Castano, Silvio Sinisterra, a/k/a "Tio", Gilberto Pinto, Enrique Moreno, a/k/a "Indigo", Luis Moreno, Carlos Marin-Orozco, Frederico Gonzalez, Hugo Enriquez, Defendants-Appellants.

No. 585, Docket 87-1104, 87-1111, 87-1120, 87-1160, 87-1161 and 87-1166 to 87-1169.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued January 25, 1988.

Decided June 23, 1988.

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