United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Lee Davis Wight, Defendant-appellant, 955 F.2d 48 (9th Cir. 1992)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 955 F.2d 48 (9th Cir. 1992) Submitted Feb. 10, 1992. *Decided Feb. 19, 1992

Before Chambers, Farris and Poole, Circuit Judges.


MEMORANDUM** 

Lee Davis Wight appeals his conviction, following a conditional guilty plea before a United States magistrate, for willful failure to file an income tax return, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7203. Wight asserts that the information filed against him was defective because the information collection request sponsored by the IRS failed to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. § 3501.

In United States v. Hicks, 947 F.2d 1356 (9th Cir. 1991) we held that the public protection provision of the Paperwork Reduction Act 44 U.S.C. § 3512, constitutes no defense to prosecution under 26 U.S.C. § 7203. Wight's argument is essentially the same. We find no merit in it.

The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

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The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a) and Ninth Circuit Rule 34-4

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This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3