A violation of the Confrontation Clause was harmless error in the case of a repeat felony offender convicted of conspiracy to rob a bank, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that evidence of a conspiracy that existed aside from the testimony of a co-conspirator was sufficient to ensure that Vernon Snype’s constitutional rights were not violated at his trial for the 2002 robbery of a Yonkers, N.Y., bank.

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