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US v. Gonzalez-Melendez, No. 08-1497

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By FindLaw Staff on June 19, 2009 3:08 PM

Defendant's carjacking conviction is vacated where: 1) the District Court did not comply with its obligation to independently review the government's compliance with the Jencks Act; and 2) the record did not reflect that the District Court made any response to a jury note requesting copies of certain documents.

Read US v. Gonzalez-Melendez, No. 08-1497.

Appellate Information

APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO, Hon. José Antonio Fusté, U.S. District Judge.
Filed June 19, 2009

Judges

Before Lipez, Hansen, and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by PER CURIAM.

Counsel

Rafael F. Castro Lang for appellant.

German A. Rieckehoff, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Rosa E. Rodriguez Velez, United States Attorney and Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, were on brief, for appellee.

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