United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Arthur B. Avery, Sr., and Alisa D. Avery, Defendants-appellants, 767 F.2d 1494 (11th Cir. 1985)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit - 767 F.2d 1494 (11th Cir. 1985) Aug. 12, 1985

Stuart C. Markman, Tampa, Fla., for A.B. Avery.

Claude H. Tison, Jr., Tampa, Fla., for A.D. Avery.

Robert T. Kennedy, Asst. U.S. Atty., Tampa, Fla., Janis Kockritz, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


(Opinion May 21, 1985, 11 Cir., 1985, 760 F.2d 1219).

Before RONEY and CLARK, Circuit Judges, and SIMPSON, Senior Circuit Judge.


On petition for panel rehearing, appellant Arthur Avery urges that we failed to analyze the prosecutor's alleged improper vouching remarks in the context of the entire trial as required by United States v. Young, --- U.S. ----, 105 S. Ct. 1038, 84 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1985). Even assuming the prosecutor's remarks exceeded permissible bounds, we would still conclude that any error was harmless. United States v. Hasting, 461 U.S. 499, 103 S. Ct. 1974, 76 L. Ed. 2d 96 (1983); United States v. Young, --- U.S. ----, 105 S. Ct. 1038, 1045 n. 10, 84 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1985).

IT IS ORDERED that the petition for rehearing by appellant Arthur B. Avery, Sr., filed in the above entitled and numbered cause be and the same is hereby DENIED.