United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. David Warren Malley, Defendant-appellant, 62 F.3d 1426 (9th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Submitted Aug. 2, 1995. *Decided Aug. 7, 1995
Before: ALARCON, FERNANDEZ, and RYMER, Circuit Judges.
David Warren Malley, a federal prisoner, appeals pro se the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. Malley contends that trial counsel provided ineffective assistance, and that the district court erred by denying the Sec. 2255 motion without holding an evidentiary hearing. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. We review de novo the denial of a Sec. 2255 motion. Sanchez v. United States, 50 F.3d 1448, 1451-52 (9th Cir. 1995). We review for clear error a district court's findings of fact. Id. at 1452. A district court's decision not to hold an evidentiary hearing is reviewed for abuse of discretion. Frazer v. United States, 18 F.3d 778, 781 (9th Cir. 1994). We affirm for the reasons stated in the district court's order denying Malley's Sec. 2255 motion.