438 F2d 1234 United States v. Flores-Hernandez

438 F.2d 1234

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee,
Francisco FLORES-HERNANDEZ, Appellant.

No. 26603.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

March 22, 1971.

Paul W. Colarich, Jr., of Laber, Morrow & Lovallo, Tucson, Ariz., for appellant.

Richard K. Burke, U.S. Atty., James M. Wilkes, Asst. U.S. Atty., Tucson, Ariz., for appellee.

Before CHAMBERS, KOELSCH and BROWNING, Circuit Judges.


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The judgment of conviction for transporting aliens, knowing them to be within the United States illegally, is affirmed.


The question is: Did Hernandez 'know.' From the witness stand he denied it. The jury disbelieved him. There was an abundance of circumstantial evidence.