7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: United States of America v. David L. Bradford
Case No.: 17-1080
Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and SYKES, Circuit Judges
Focus: Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied
A jury convicted David Bradford of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and related drug and firearms offenses. His appeal raises three claims of error. First, he contests the denial of his motion to suppress evidence recovered in a search of his home pursuant to a warrant. His chief complaint is that the warrant application relied on statements from a confidential informant but omitted information damaging to the informant’s credibility. Second, he challenges the denial of his pretrial motion to exclude evidence that he used the firearms seized in the search or directed others to use them. Last, Bradford claims that the government failed to prove a crack-cocaine conspiracy. We reject these arguments and affirm.