565 F2d 1321 Government of Canal Zone v. Tobar T

565 F.2d 1321

GOVERNMENT OF the CANAL ZONE, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Manuel TOBAR T. (Tobar), Defendant-Appellant.

No. 77-5404

Summary Calendar.*

United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit.

Jan. 10, 1978.

Horace P. Rowley, III, New Orleans, La. (court-appointed), for defendant-appellant.

Frank J. Violanti, U. S. Atty., Wallace D. Baldwin, Asst. U. S. Atty., Balbao, Canal Zone, for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of the Canal Zone.

Before GOLDBERG, CLARK and FAY, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

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1

Manuel Tobar pled guilty to the charge of burglary enhanced by the Canal Zone's habitual criminal statute, Title 6 Canal Zone Code § 113. When pleading guilty, appellant was wrongly advised that the maximum allowable sentence was fifteen years when it is life imprisonment. Rule 11(c)(1), Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, mandates that a defendant pleading guilty be advised of the maximum sentence allowed by law.

2

Because the district court failed to comply with Rule 11 in accepting Tobar's guilty plea, Tobar must be allowed to plead anew. Sierra v. Government of Canal Zone, 5 Cir. 1977, 546 F.2d 77; McCarthy v. United States, 394 U.S. 459, 89 S.Ct. 1166, 22 L.Ed.2d 418 (1969); see United States v. Journet, 2 Cir. 1976, 544 F.2d 633.

3

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

*

Rule 18, 5 Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I