United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Edgar Ortiz-grueso, Defendant-appellant, 892 F.2d 1047 (9th Cir. 1989)Annotate this Case
Submitted Aug. 22, 1989. *Decided Dec. 15, 1989
Before BROWNING, KOZINSKI, and RYMER, Circuit Judges.
Appellant Ortiz-Grueso challenges his conviction under 8 U.S.C. § 1326 for unlawful presence in the United States after having been previously deported. He contends: (1) his indictment set forth only his April 29, 1986 deportation; (2) the April 29, 1986 deportation occurred in violation of his due process rights and could not, therefore, support his conviction; and (3) the three other deportations alleged by the government were not set forth in the indictment and could not have supported his conviction.
Contrary to Appellant's contentions, the indictment below did not specify any particular prior deportation, but simply alleged appellant had reentered "after he had been previously deported from the United States." Because the district court concluded each of Appellant's four prior deportations independently supported his conviction, we need not decide whether, as appellant alleges, his due process rights were violated during his most recent deportation proceeding.