456 F2d 1312 United States v. Gearhart

456 F.2d 1312

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff and Appellee,
Barry Douglas GEARHART, Appellant.

No. 72-1126.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

April 14, 1972.

Jerry Berg (argued), of Collins, Hays, Stewart, Berg, Pott & Sanford, Inc., San Jose, Cal., for appellant.

Frederic F. Tilton, Asst. U. S. Atty. (argued), F. Steele Langford, Asst. U. S. Atty., James L. Browning, Jr., U. S. Atty., San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before CHAMBERS, and ELY, Circuit Judges, and TAYLOR, District Judge.***


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The judgment of conviction is reversed. We are of the opinion that Chernekoff v. United States, 219 F.2d 721 (9th Cir. 1955) governs and that United States v. Lewis, 448 F.2d 1228 (9th Cir. 1971) is distinguishable from Chernekoff. Cf. Parrott v. United States, 370 F.2d 388 (9th Cir. 1966), cert. denied Lawrence v. United States, 387 U.S. 908, 87 S.Ct. 1690, 18 L.Ed.2d 625.


The Honorable Fred M. Taylor, United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, sitting by designation