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US v. Cardenas-Mendoza, No. 07-10553

By FindLaw Staff on August 26, 2009 3:46 PM

Defendant's drug conviction is affirmed where the district court abused its discretion under the Jencks Act when it did not strike the testimony of a government agent whose grand jury testimony transcript could not be produced, but the error was harmless because the agent's testimony played only a small part in the government's case.

Read US v. Cardenas-Mendoza, No. 07-10553

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted December 10, 2008

Filed August 26, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Walker

Counsel

Francisco León, Francisco León P.C., Tuscon, AZ

For Appellee:

Diane J. Humetewa, United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bruce M. Ferg, Assistant United States Attorney, Tuscon, AZ

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