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Ljutica v. Holder, No. 07-5638

In an action challenging the Attorney General's denial of citizenship to plaintiff, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where plaintiff's conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 1344 for attempting to execute a fraudulent scheme to obtain money from a bank constituted an "aggravated felony" as defined in 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(M)(i) and that conviction for an aggravated felony made one ineligible for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. section 1101(f)(8).

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Appellate Information

Argued: April 16, 2009

Decided: December 3, 2009


Opinion by Judge Leval


For Appellant:

Walter Drobenko, Drobenko & Associates, P.C., Astoria, NY

For Appellees:

Patricia L. Buchanan and Sarah S. Normand, Assistant United States Attorneys, New York, NY