In consolidated criminal appeals, convictions of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, 21 U.S.C. section 846, attempt to collect a debt through extortionate means, 18 U.S.C. section 894(a), and possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute it, 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1) are: 1) reversed as to Martinez's conviction for conspiring to use extortionate means to collect an extension of credit, 18 U.S.C. section 894(a); but 2) otherwise affirmed over affirmed over a number of challenges to their convictions, including some that concern the District Court's decision to try the two men together.

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