RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a Maryland man’s conviction for conspiring to commit armed robberies of delivery trucks that were distributing Apple Inc. products throughout the region.
Blackman was present for only one robbery and didn’t carry a gun. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that didn’t matter because Blackman was involved in the planning when the use of a gun was discussed, and he advanced the conspiracy by selling goods stolen in all three robberies.
The panel Friday also ordered Blackman to forfeit more than $136,000. The lower court had refused to order forfeiture.