United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Armando Silex, Defendant-appellant, 907 F.2d 488 (5th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 907 F.2d 488 (5th Cir. 1990) July 18, 1990

Charles Louis Roberts, El Paso, Tex., for defendant-appellant.

Helen M. Eversberg, U.S. Atty., LeRoy Morgan Jahn, Philip Police, Asst. U.S. Attys., Ronald F. Ederer, San Antonio, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; Harry Lee Hudspeth, Circuit Judge.

Before GEE, DAVIS, and JONES, Circuit Judges.



Treating the suggestion for rehearing en banc as a petition for panel rehearing, it is ordered that the petition for panel rehearing is GRANTED.

We withdraw our unpublished opinion affirming the enhanced sentence of Silex, based on our Circuit's formerly controlling authority of United States v. Leonard, 868 F.2d 1393 (5th Cir. 1989), cert. denied, --- U.S. ----, 110 S. Ct. 2585, 110 L. Ed. 2d 266 (1990). Leonard's reasoning is rejected by the Supreme Court in Taylor v. United States, --- U.S. ----, 110 S. Ct. 2143, 109 L. Ed. 2d 607 (1990). We therefore VACATE the sentence of Silex and REMAND this cause for proceedings consistent with the opinion in Taylor. It is so