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.
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