UNITED STATES V. BARSOUM AUGUST 15, 2014
U.S. 11TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS , JUDGE MOORE
Defendant Barsoum appealed his conviction for conspiring to dispense oxycodone, and distributing oxycodone outside the course of professional practice.
Barsoum contended the trial court incorrectly denied his motion to suppress and that the charges were duplicated based on the quantity involved.
This Court affirmed the lower court in finding that the warrant issued was supported by probable cause; the jury had an evidentiary basis to find Barsoum was the main man in the conspiracy. The duplicity argument was rejected since the trial court found once count of conspiracy was proved at trial. The Court further found joinder was proper, discretion was not abused in refusing to sever; the drug quantities were correct; etc. Judgement affirmed.