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Monday, April 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases decided by 7th Circuit today

In U.S. v. Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban (SD Ind., McKinney), a 5-page per curiam decision, the panel affirms the decisions of the district court.

In U.S. v. Chapa (SD Ind., McKinney), an 8-page opinion, Theresa L. Springmann, District Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, sitting by designation, writes:

This is a direct appeal from a criminal conviction in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, following the entry of a guilty plea by the Appellant, Jacinto Chapa, on April 24, 2009. Chapa pled guilty and was convicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 1,000 or more kilograms of marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. ยงยง 841(a)(1) and 846. The Defendant asks this Court to vacate his conviction and remand this case to the District Court for trial because his guilty plea was invalid. Because we conclude that the Defendant waived his right to appeal his conviction, we dismiss the appeal.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 26, 2010 10:58 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions