Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: United States of America v. Ronnie Cornell Cosby
Case No.: 18-2053
Officials: SYKES, SCUDDER, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Court Error Sufficiency of Evidence
A jury found Ronnie Cosby guilty of several sex-related offenses, including transporting T.L., a minor, from Illinois to Indiana with the intent that she engage in prostitution. On appeal, Cosby seeks a new trial based on five claims of error. Specifically, he challenges the district court's denial of his sixth motion for a continuance; denial of his motion for a judgment of acquittal on Count III; denial of his motion for a mistrial based on Agent Landau's false testimony; failure to take appropriate precautions for a government witness's dual-capacity testimony; and denial of his...