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Date: 09-29-2023

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United States of America v. Lorenzo Montoya-Quintanilla

Case Number: 4:19-cr-00076

Judge: Gregory K. Frizzell

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Tulsa

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Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy in violation of 21 USC 846 and 841(b)(1)(C) and 18 USC 2.

Aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy is a crime in the United States. It is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2, which states that:

Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.

To be convicted of aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy, the government must prove that:

The defendant knew that the conspiracy existed and that its purpose was to distribute drugs.
The defendant took some action to help the conspiracy succeed.
The defendant intended to help the conspiracy succeed.

It is not necessary for the defendant to have been a member of the conspiracy or to have participated in all of its activities. Even small acts of assistance can be enough to support a conviction for aiding and abetting.

Some examples of acts that could be considered aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy include:

Providing transportation or storage space for drugs or drug money.
Helping to recruit new members to the conspiracy.
Distributing drugs on behalf of the conspiracy.
Warning members of the conspiracy about law enforcement activity.
Helping to launder money from drug sales.

The penalties for aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy can be severe. The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. However, the actual penalty imposed will depend on the specific facts of the case, including the defendant's role in the conspiracy and the amount of drugs involved.

If you are accused of aiding and abetting a drug conspiracy, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and develop a defense strategy.

Outcome: BOP Time Served, SR 3 years, SMA $100

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