Appellant-cross-appellee United States of America appeals from the sentence portion, and defendant-appellee-cross-appellant Mario Chalarca cross appeals from the conviction portion, of a judgment of conviction and sentence entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Scheindlin, J.). Chalarca was convicted after a jury trial of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and sentenced principally to a term of imprisonment of thirteen months. The district court sentenced Chalarca in accordance with the relevant conduct Sentencing Guideline applicable to jointly undertaken criminal activity. On appeal, the government contends, as it did below, that the district court should have sentenced Chalarca in accordance with the relevant Guideline applicable to personally undertaken criminal activity. On his cross appeal, Chalarca contends that the district court erred in receiving in evidence, over his objection, an English-language transcript of a Spanish-language audiotape that had been enhanced by the government. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the judgment of the district court in all respects.
Miner, Roger J., "US v. Chalarca, 95 F. 3d 239 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1996" (1996). Circuit Court Opinions. 195.