United States of America, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. Mitchell Darryl Snyder, Appellant, 444 F.2d 1096 (9th Cir. 1971)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 444 F.2d 1096 (9th Cir. 1971) August 6, 1971

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; Manuel L. Real, Judge.

Gerald M. Singer (argued), Beverly Hills, Cal., for appellant.

Paul Flynn, Asst. U. S. Atty. (argued), Robert L. Meyer, U. S. Atty., David R. Nissen, Chief, Crim. Div., Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before CHAMBERS and HUFSTEDLER, Circuit Judges, and THOMPSON,*  District Judge.


In this Dyer Act case, we find sufficient evidence of joint venture in the possessing and transporting of the automobile to uphold Snyder's conviction.

Judge Hufstedler dissents upon the ground that the evidence is patently inadequate to support the implied finding of joint venture.


Bruce R. Thompson, judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, sitting by designation