United States of America, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. Barry Douglas Gearhart, Appellant, 456 F.2d 1312 (9th Cir. 1972)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 456 F.2d 1312 (9th Cir. 1972) 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.*** 


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