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US v. Sumlin, 05-51720

A conviction and sentence imposed on defendant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon are reversed and remanded where the district court erred in admitting the testimony of the arresting officer regarding the unproven extrinsic bad act by defendant of transporting drugs, and the error was not harmless.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/15/2007
  • Published 06/18/2007


  • DENNIS, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH, BARKSDALE and DENNIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Joseph H. Gay, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), San Antonio, TX, for U.S., Marlo Pfister Cadeddu (argued), Dallas, TX, for Sumlin.