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US v. Liera, No. 07-50546

Defendant's alien smuggling conviction is vacated where police unreasonably delayed defendant's arraignment before a magistrate judge to conduct a second interrogation in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 3501(c).

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Appellate Information

Argued December 10, 2008

Submitted May 5, 2009


Opinion by Judge Pregerson


For Appellant:

Steven F. Hubacheck, Federal Defenders of San Diego, San Diego, CA

For Appellee:

Mark R. Rehe and Bruce R. Castetter, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, San Diego, CA