United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Joseph L. Penland, Defendant-appellant, 948 F.2d 1283 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 948 F.2d 1283 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted Oct. 28, 1991. Decided Nov. 19, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Wilmington. James C. Fox, Chief District Judge. (CR-90-1-7-1; CA-91-59-7)

Joseph L. Penland, appellant pro se.

John Samuel Bowler, Assistant United States Attorney, Raleigh, N.C., for appellee.



Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, SPROUSE, Circuit Judge, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.



Joseph L. Penland appeals from the district court's order refusing relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (1988). Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. United States v. Penland, Nos. CR-90-1-7-1; CA-91-59-7 (E.D.N.C. Aug. 20, 1991). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.