United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Herman Floyd Dixon, Defendant-appellant, 990 F.2d 1261 (9th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 990 F.2d 1261 (9th Cir. 1993)

Submitted March 10, 1993. *Decided March 17, 1993

Before WALLACE, Chief Judge, and FARRIS and BRUNETTI, Circuit Judges.


Herman Floyd Dixon appeals his sentence under the Sentencing Guidelines following his conviction by bench trial before a magistrate of conspiracy to commit theft and theft of property within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

An appeal of right from a criminal conviction imposed by a magistrate judge lies in the district court and must be brought in the district court before prosecution in the court of appeals. 18 U.S.C. § 3402; United States v. Soolook, Nos. 92-30488, 92-30489, 92-30501, 92-30510, slip op. 1489, 1492 (9th Cir. Feb. 19, 1993) (order). Dixon's timely notice of appeal filed in the district court was sufficient to effect an appeal to that court. Accordingly, we dismiss this appeal for lack of jurisdiction and remand to the district court for further proceedings. See Soolook at 1492.



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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