United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Javier Gutierrez Garcia, Defendant-appellant, 988 F.2d 123 (9th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 988 F.2d 123 (9th Cir. 1993) Submitted March 5, 1993. *Decided March 9, 1993

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California; No. CR-91-0593-01-JSR, John S. Rhoades, District Judge, Presiding.

S.D. Cal.


Before JAMES R. BROWNING, HUG and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.


Gutierrez-Garcia had a right to testify at his suppression hearing free from the risk that his testimony would be used as evidence against him at trial. Simmons v. United States, 390 U.S. 377, 392-93 (1968). But he had no right to testify free from the risk that he'd be punished for testifying falsely. United States v. Kahan, 415 U.S. 239, 243 (1974) (per curiam); see also United States v. Apfelbaum, 445 U.S. 115, 126-27 (1980) ("perjury prosecutions are permissible for false answers to questions following the grant of immunity"). And U.S.S.G. § 3C1.1 is an allowable punishment for such false testimony. United States v. Dunnigan, 1993 WL 42844, * 6 - * 7 (U.S.1993).



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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