Notice: Eighth Circuit Rule 28a(k) Governs Citation of Unpublished Opinions and Provides That They Are Not Precedent and Generally Should Not Be Cited Unless Relevant to Establishing the Doctrines of Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, the Law of the Case, or if the Opinion Has Persuasive Value on a Material Issue and No Published Opinion Would Serve As Well.united States of America, Appellee, v. Sylvester A. Ziebarth, Appellant, 986 F.2d 503 (8th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Before FAGG, BOWMAN, and WOLLMAN, Circuit Judges.
Sylvester A. Ziebarth was convicted of aiding and assisting false and fraudulent tax returns and conspiracy. See 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2) (1988); 18 U.S.C. § 371 (1988). While his direct appeal was pending before this court, Ziebarth filed a motion in the district court to produce the grand jury voting records for his indictment and superseding indictment. The district court denied the motion, but ordered the district court clerk to give Ziebarth copies of the true bills of indictment, which showed the grand jury unanimously voted to indict Ziebarth. Ziebarth appeals the denial of his motion to produce the grand jury voting records.
This court affirmed Ziebarth's conviction and sentence. United States v. Jagim, 978 F.2d 1032 (8th Cir. 1992). Although this record does not show whether Ziebarth raised the issue he presents here by a pretrial motion, see Fed. R. Crim. P. 12(b), Ziebarth did not raise the issue in his direct appeal. Because Ziebarth's appeal is nothing more than an attempt to engage in piecemeal appellate review, we decline to entertain the appeal. See United States v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 926 F.2d 227, 229-30 (2d Cir. 1991). We also refuse to consider the constitutionality of Ziebarth's superseding indictment because Ziebarth raised this issue for the first time on appeal.
Accordingly, we dismiss this appeal.