United States Tenth Circuit

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U.S. v. Pasillas-Castanon, 07-5101

A conviction for knowingly possessing a counterfeit green card is affirmed where: 1) the Speedy Trial Act generally does not apply to detentions based on civil deportation charges; and 2) the "ruse exception" to the Speedy Trial Act did not apply in case at hand.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/13/2008
  • Published 05/14/2008


  • TYMKOVICH, Circuit Judge., Before KELLY, ANDERSON, and TYMKOVICH, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Tenth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John D. Russell, Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C., Tulsa, OK, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy L. Faerber, Assistant United States Attorney (David E. O'Meilia, United States Attorney, Northern District of Oklahoma, with him on the brief), Office of the United States Attorney, Tulsa, OK, for Appellee.

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