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US v. SOLIS, 99-41490

Multiple appeals by nine defendants, from convictions and sentences for participation in a drug conspiracy, are denied except where lack of evidence of personal involvement and membership in a conspiracy, at the time of drug transactions, required dismissal of counts and vacating of life sentence against one defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/18/2002
  • Published 07/18/2002


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and HIGGINBOTHAM and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Bobbie J. Belzung-Peterson (argued), Sherman, TX, for Jose Cleotilde Solis., Ronald Wesley Tidwell, The Moore Law Firm, Paris, TX, for Jose Alberto Meza., Gerald W. Cobb (argued), Philips & Hopkins, Denton, TX, for Ecliserio Martinez Garcia., Amy R. Blalock, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Gregory A. Waldron, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Tyler, TX, for Salvador Pineda Contreras, Bryan Mac Morris, Plano, TX, for Francisco Favela., William David George (argued), Edwards & George, Houston, TX, for Alfonzo Meza., James Patrick Fallon (argued), Law Office of Jim Fallon, Sherman, TX, for Arturo Meza., Garland Don Cardwell (argued), Munson, Munson, Perce & Cardwell, Sherman, TX, for Hilario Merlan Solis., Sydney Snelling Young, Paris, TX, for Aurelio Mendez.

  • For Appellees:
  • William D. Baldwin, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Tyler, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
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