United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Albert William Lacy, Defendant-appellant, 73 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 1996)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 73 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 1996) Submitted Dec. 14, 1995. Decided Jan. 4, 1996

Albert William Lacy, Appellant Pro Se. Rebecca A. Betts, United States Attorney, Charleston, West Virginia, for Appellee.

Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and WIDENER and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


Appellant appeals from the district court's order denying his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (1988) motion. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and find no reversible error. Although the lower court erroneously stated that Appellant pled guilty to count 7 of the indictment, this error was harmless. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 61. Accordingly, we deny Appellant's motion for transcripts at government expense, see 28 U.S.C. § 753(f) (1988), and affirm on the reasoning of the district court. United States v. Lacy, Nos. CR-88-35; CA-94-845-2 (S.D.W. Va. June 7, 1995). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.