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Conviction for firearms possession and other crimes is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in finding defendant knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to counsel when he asked for permission to proceed pro se at trial; 2) the court did not err in failing to compel the attendance of one of defendant's witnesses as defendant failed to show that her testimony would have been material; 3) the government's failure to produce the transcript of a witness's state court testimony did not violate Brady because the transcript was as available to defendant as it was to the government; 4) the court did not abuse its discretion by denying defendant's request for expert funds as defendant failed to show that an expert on videotapes was necessary for his defense; and 5) the court did not err in refusing to give defendant's proposed instructions on credibility and the effect of a co-defendant's guilty plea.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Submitted: June 9, 2009
Filed: July 28, 2009
Before MURPHY, ARNOLD and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by GRUENDER, Circuit Judge.