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Eight defendants appeal from judgments of conviction entered following a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Sand, J.) stemming from their involvement in a loansharking operation. Their principal contentions on this appeal are that certain videotapes recorded by a camera surreptitiously installed in a private business office should have been suppressed, that misconduct on the part of the prosecutor deprived them of a fair trial, that the trial court erroneously charged the jury on the state of mind the government must prove to establish the "collection of an unlawful debt," and that imposition of consecutive sentences for convictions under two statutes violated the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment. Finding that none of these or any of appellants' other arguments warrant reversal, we affirm the convictions in all respects.


786 F.2d 504 (1986)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Joseph BIASUCCI, Jesse David Hyman, a/k/a "Doc," Stanley Gramovot, Alan Albenga, Melvin Cooper, Anthony Charles Capo, Jr., Oscar Louis Albenga, a/k/a "Al" and Chaim Gerlitz, Defendants-Appellants.

Nos. 459 to 464, 471 and 509, Dockets 85-1206 to 85-1212 and 85-1224.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued November 25, 1985.

Decided March 17, 1986.

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