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    A federal appeals court has upheld most of the felony charges against six members of a violent drug gang in Washington, D.C., that left 31 dead during the 1990s.

  • Heavily armed security officers follow a vehicle transporting Rayful Edmond III from U.S. District Court to jail after opening arguments in his trial. Perhaps the most notable local case using anonymous jurors was the trial of the cocaine kingpin. Edmond was arrested in 1989 and convicted on drug-dealing charges. The jurors, who remain anonymous to this day, were enclosed in bulletproof glass because the court considered Edmond and his associates an immense threat to the jurors' safety. (The Washington Times)

    Crack king's testimony for feds in doubt

    Rayful Edmond III, whose crack cocaine empire netted $1 million a week in the late 1980s, walked into the federal courthouse in Washington nearly a decade ago as a witness for the prosecution in a massive murder-for-hire drug case.

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