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US v. Samueli, No. 08-50417

In a criminal prosecution against the co-founder of Broadcom alleging that defendant made a false statement to the SEC, defendant's appeal from two orders by the district court rejecting his plea bargain is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction where: 1) a plea-rejection order is not completely separate from the merits; and 2) the plea-rejection order was effectively reviewable on appeal from a final judgment.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted September 2, 2009

Filed September 24, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gould


For Appellant:

Gordon A. GreenbergMcDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Los Angeles, California

For Appellee:

George S. Cardona, Robb Adkins, Assistant United States Attorneys, and Thomas P. O'Brien, United States Attorney, Los Angeles, California