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US v. Miles, No. 08-5128

Defendant's conviction for filing false tax returns is affirmed where the district court did not deny defendant the right to self-representation because it reasonably believed that he waived his right to self-representation after the jury was dismissed, and it allowed him to resume representing himself as soon as he reasserted his desire to proceed pro se at his sentencing hearing.

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Appellate Information

Filed July 13, 2009


Opinion by Judge Hartz


For Appellant:

Julia L. O'Connell, Federal Public Defender, Tulsa, Oklahoma

For Appellee:

David E. O'Meilia, United States Attorney, Tulsa, Oklahoma